Originally Posted by Jetster
His receiver is better than any sound card and the GPU just passes it on
I agree, but who cares. His objective is to playback his games in Dolby Digital. He know what he wants. Lets help him achieve his goal.
Originally Posted by FordGT90Concept
If his receiver has HDMI, it will support 8 channel PCM. Dolby Digital/SPDIF was pre-HDMI.
He can use both. Use an encoder soundcard for his games, and set up his video card for DVD and Blu Ray Playback in Media Player. That is the cheapest solution.
If he has money to burn he can get an encoder soundcard with HDMI out like the Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 but it's an unnecessary expense