[mythtv-users] USB S/PDIF adapters
nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 20:03:28 UTC 2008
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 3:31 AM, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> On Friday 24 October 2008 05:01:15 pm Chris Niggel wrote:
>> After getting settled into my new HD-capable myth box, I'd like to
>> plug it into my stereo. Has anyone had luck with a USB audio adapter
>> with optical out? I've seen a few emails on the subject roll through
>> in the last few months, but without resolution.
> Before you buy a USB sound device, you may want to consider another option:
> Many motherboards have SPDIF connectors on their motherboards. You can buy or
> build a simple bracket adapter that provides coaxial and/or optical outputs
> from these motherboard connectors. Examples include:
> I've got an adapter from the latter of those sources and it works fine with my
> motherboard (a Biostar, IIRC). Check your manual to see if you've got the
> necessary connector. In some cases it may be necessary to move some wires
> around, since the pin ordering isn't standardized, but that's a minor task.
> Of course, you'll also need to have fully functional audio drivers for SPDIF
> Instructions for building your own are on the MythTV wiki:
> IMHO, building your own is much more hassle than it's worth, unless you just
> enjoy that sort of thing.
The XITEL Pro HiFi-Link works fine for this, but they aren't making
them any more. Try amazon.
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