I have an ASUS VH236H monitor and an old RCA RT2770 home theater receiver. My Xbox is connected with HDMI to the monitor and I would like to use the coaxial spdif cable to get the sound from the monitor to the speaker system; however the sound always comes through the internal speakers. My laptop is also connected and taking up the optical port on the RCA. Can I not have both connected at the same time?
I know there was a post with a similar question but it came up with a different solution than I need.