[mythtv-users] Digital Out on Sound Blaster Live! Card

Nate Thompson natet at buckeye-express.com
Wed Feb 25 13:21:25 EST 2004

I read about doing it that way (minijack to digital coax) but a couple posts
on various boards mentioned that the signal being sent isn't correct and can
damage your receiver. They say that it sends a 5V signal instead of a 500mV
like a standard SPDIF. Any one know any truth behind this? Otherwise I'll
just do it this way myself.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Scott Pouliot
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 11:35 AM
To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Digital Out on Sound Blaster Live! Card

I've got a hoontech on order, but I may not need it.  I picked up a mini to
RCA adapter from Radio Shack instead.....sounds pretty good.

So if anyone is looking for a Hoontech adapter....let me know  ;-)


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jesper Rasmussen
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 4:13 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Digital Out on Sound Blaster Live! Card

It is also possible to use the Hoontech add-on card to SB-Live (and other
creative cards).
The have made a few different add-on cards, depending upon which sound card
you have.

I bought such a card for what would translate to about 30USD, and is running
optical between my surround reciever and the myth box - works like a charm.


Jarod Wilson wrote:
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> On Tuesday 24 February 2004 10:34 pm, Nate Thompson wrote:
>>I was wondering if anyone in here knew of a cable that would convert 
>>the minijack digital out found on the back of a Sound Blaster Live!
>>5.1 card (orange jack near the top of the card) into a optical SPDIF 
>>cable that can be plugged into a receiver. I did a search on a couple 
>>websites, but they were using a digital coax cable and mentioned that 
>>there was a difference in the amount of voltage sent out, which could 
>>potentially damage your receiver. I am hoping to use this card in my 
>>MythTV box I am currently building so that I will be able to output
>>AC3 signals once I install my pcHDTV card.
> Try this page on for size:
> http://www.audioauthority.com/consumer.html
> They've got a coax to optical converter, but it ain't cheap.
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