[mythtv-users] Can myth DVD output 7.1 audio?

Seth Daniel mythtv.org at sethdaniel.org
Tue Jan 15 22:40:32 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 05:34:51PM -0500, Marc Sherman wrote:
> Seth Daniel wrote:
> > 
> > 5.1 channel through analog?  I must really be out of it.  When I think
> > of analog I think of 'stereo' (i.e. red/white RCA jacks).  Assuming I'm
> > thinking of the right thing I wasn't even aware that you could do
> > anything other than 2 channel audio with them.  I've simply been using
> > the coax/optical pass-thru for so long I never even thought twice about
> > it.
> Most 5.1 sound cards have 2 additional 1/8" output jacks, for the 4
> extra channels. These can then be connected to the 6 RCA input jacks
> available on most home theatre amps.

I see.  I must admit that I have never seen that on a soundcard.  So is
there an advantage to analog?  Why would you use it over pass-thru?  Is
it mostly useful for dealing with older amps?

seth /\ sethdaniel.org

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