I have my PX 5 connected to my PC via optical cable. this does not allow me to hear surround sound while playing games.
I've deduced that my onboard soundcard is to blame (VIA Tech). I think I have 2 options:
1. Buy a sound card that supports Dolby Digital over optical output.
2. Buy a DSS2 to convert stereo from my current sound card into surround sound.
I'd like to know if anyone has some feedback around these options, and if there's any other options I might have.
Does anyone have suggestions for a good sound card that provides Dolby Digital over optical? The cards I've looked at so far mention support for Dolby Digital, but they either don't specify that it runs over optical, or they appear to have a different port for optical.
Can anyone provide some feedback on using the DSS2 with a PC and PX5? I'm leaning towards this, because at $50 it seems cheaper than what I need to pay for a decent sound card, plus if it works with the PX5, I should be able to use it with other devices, like TVs.
Would appreciate any feedback on these matters.