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Hi guys,

I have an S/PDIF-Out port on my computer. Am I correct in thinking that I can't double it as an input like I can do with my 2.5mm ports?


EDIT: Let me give you more info. I'm thinking of buying a PS3. I have a 1080p Acer monitor with HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs. I have my PC plugged into the DVI input, and I want to plug the PS3 into the HDMI.

For audio, i have a 5.1 surround sound system for my PC that consists of:
3 2.5mm plugs connected to the sound card that terminate in 3 2.5mm male plugs that plug into my subwoofer/amplifier. There are 5 RCA ports on the subwoofer that each speaker connects to. I would like to use this same 5.1 system with the PS3. I have an optical output (and a strange 2.5mm digital output) on my PC...

Any ideas?
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  1. ok well you need an input for that optical out from the ps3. you need a receiver with muti-inputs
  2. Can an Optical output be doubled as an input?

    Also, they're 3.5mm jacks not 2.5m...
  3. Best answer
    Wetmelon said:
    Hi guys,

    I have an S/PDIF-Out port on my computer. Am I correct in thinking that I can't double it as an input like I can do with my 2.5mm ports?

    Yes.
  4. Best answer selected by Wetmelon.
  5. Ok thank you. I assume this is because an out is just a light source...
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