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  1. Optical is limited by the standard to 48 khz, anything above that Frequency Will cause distortion
  2. Optical is a standart with bandwith limitations. 5.1 is possible only via compressed signal and is up to the receiver if can decode the signal or not . Based on your description, the reason why your audio receiver is only playing stereo is becouse: - not all smart tvs output 5.1 compressed audio via optical. many just send stereo signal. - meanly becouse if you hook up your nvidia card to your tv, the EDID code from the tv will tell the card to send only R L sound signal (stereo). EDID codes act like an id between devices over hdmi and stablishe how the sound is delivered, 2.0 2.1 5.1 or wathever. Your tv has an EDID code that differs from the receivers code. NVIDIA use to had 5.1 capabilities over hdmi. Some people have reported succesfully using Custom Resolution Utility to patch the driver, making up a EDID code and fooling the card to identify the tv as a receiver, but this was crippled in the lastest 6 months driver iteration EDID codes are a requirement of hdcp protocol, long time ago cracked, and were thinked as a form of fighting piracy. Instead you can: Using optical - Use prologic mode (virtual surround or fake 5.1. The name can change from brand to brand) on your receiver. Using HDMI - Buying a EDID box to clone the signal from your card. One cable to tv, the other one to the receiver. This is a hit or miss and there is no warranty that the box will output 5.1 audio, This will work only if your receiver has hdm in. I have an almost equal setup as yours and ended up using prologic decode (fake 5.1) mode of my receiver, It is not perfect, but works
  3. Uninstalling the realtek drivers will do the trick. Windows 10 drivers are good enough
  4. I agree, maybe use this with the bt adapter https://www.amazon.com/Musou-Digital-Optical-Converter-Adapter/dp/B01AWBA8U8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1550498983&sr=8-3&keywords=fiber+to+rca
  5. You don't need a bt sounbar. Just buy a bt adapter to hook up your 3.5 mm output from your tv ro the RCA input ports to a bt transmiter like this one https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Bluetooth-Audio-Adapter-Streaming/dp/B00IQBSW28/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=1UQ1IM6O268C4&keywords=logitech+bt+adapter&qid=1550493916&s=gateway&sprefix=Logitech+bt+&sr=8-1 Aditionally you Will need a 3.5 mm to RCA cable to make it works
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Splitter-Amplifier-Composite-QiCheng-LYS/dp/B07BK55NVX/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549832527&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=multi+splitter+rca&dpPl=1&dpID=41mMO7NIF9L&ref=plSrch. Not balanced
  7. Start by unistalling rog HD audio drivers. The Windows default audio drivers are good enough, more compatible and more stable
  8. valkko

    Optical tv output

    The answer for your question is here http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-3145031/ps4-home-theatre.html
  9. I use these http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-h-ear-on-mdr-100aap, so far so good
  10. It's possible and I did it. I have the same setup that you describe, except for the LG tv (I own a Samsung tv). I run windows 7 Ultimate. So bear in mind when you follow this steps. - Setup your tv to playback sound over external speakers (Check the user manual) - Connect one extreme of your optical cable to the optical output from your tv - Connect the other extreme to the S/pdif optical in of the sound card - Connect the green, orange and black 3.5 mm cables to the front panel of the sound card - To make windows playback from the optical cable over your logitech x -540, setup the recording devices to listen from that port, (the menues are in spanish, but the tab location are the same in every windows 7). The default playback device must be the usb multi channel device. Ask if you have any doubt. Note. The usb version is better, and works. No need for a power cord. My card is not manufacture anymore, but these are its equivalent on Amazon, same chip, another brands. Startech Sweex Sewell
  11. The optical port on your tv it is in fact an out put. In your DAC => Inputs: Modi 2 Uber: USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF if you connect your optical output (toslink cable) from your Tv to the optical input into your DAC, it will work. In this case you will be using your tv as the receiver for the ps4 or any other hdmi device. I assume you have hooked up your speakers to your pc using the usb port in your DAC.as the source. In this case, only one aditional cable is require to acomplish your wish. To change between sources, toslink (optical) and usb, go to properties on sound devices on windows. You must set up your preferences in your audio tv options to external speakers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ARC stands for Audio Return Channel. ARC enables the TV to output digital sound via the HDMI (ARC) port. However, ARC is only available when the TV is connected to an audio receiver that supports ARC.
  12. valkko

    New Soundcard needed

    This will do the trick You just need a headphone jack splitter, 5 dollars or less.
  13. valkko

    Speaker System

    Passive $200 USD (Not what you need) Active $250 USD (bluetooth, optical in, 3.5mm in, rca in)