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Digital Audio output to Home Theater to get 5.1 surround sound

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by AspireX1200, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. AspireX1200

    AspireX1200 Thread Starter

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    My Acer Aspire X1200 does have 5.1 onborad audio but does not provide digital output (coaxial or optical S/PDIF). I am not sure if it has any port on the motherboard itself using which I can draw digital Audio output.

    I am not sure what is the best way to get a 5.1 surround sound digital output from PC. The other thing is my PC has slim cabinet and only one PCI slot.

    Can anyone recommend an easy.hard way to get true 5.1 surround sound?

    Thanks
     
  2. prunejuice

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    The orange 1/8" port on the back of your computer should output 5.1 audio if you enable it in your software audio settings and use a 1/8" male stereo jack to digital co-axial audio cable.
     
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