how do I enable my SPDIF optical port?

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guymad

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I have a Antec Fusion X2 Media Centre PC HTPC 4Gb Computer HDMI + Window 7 64Bit , and on the back it has an HDMI socket and an SPDIF optical socket.
What I want to do is run my projector off the HDMI socket and 5.1 audio from a Denon sound sound amp via the SPDIF /fibre . Connectivity wise is simple but in practice I get a great picture out on my projector and no sound via the SPDIF.
If I go to the computer > sound I find the virtual mixer and you can see in the HDMI volume slider a sound bar going up and down with the music so sound is coming out of the HDMI port but I can not find anywhere any mention of the audio o/p via SPDIF. Is there any place I need to enable this port?
 

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In Win7 all of the audio devices should be listed in the Sound options. This would include the standard audio chipset, the "HD" HDMI chipset, and the SPDIF. In the sound setup, you would simply change the default audio output to be the SPDIF.

If it's not listed, the port is disabled, not recognized, or there is a driver issue.
 

guymad

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The default audio is "digital audio (HDMI)" there is no listing for SPDIF so how can I enable it?
 

Oddba11

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If it's a motherboard connection, there may be an option in the BIOS.

Is it listed in Device Manager? If so, what is the status?
 
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