[mythtv-users] Sound card with coax output

David Schlenk mythtv at schdav.org
Tue Jun 24 01:16:33 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 6:58 PM, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Mir Islam <mislam at mirislam.com> wrote:
>>> Anyone using a sound card with coax output to connect to external amp ?
>>> I am looking to add a sound card that can output dolby digital over coax
>>> (optical on my amp is already occupied) for my Myth setup. So far have
>>> not found anything suitable under 100$. Also output via coax would work
>>> fine in Myth right?
>> You should check if your motherboard has a two pin "digital audio"
>> header.  If so you can make your own coax output in about 10 minutes
>> with a resistor and a female RCA plug.
> I believe you can also get optical/coax convertors from electronics shops.
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RadioShack used to have a converter, probably still does.. about $30 though.

Most Creative Live cards since like 1999 have coaxial out via 3.5mm
headphone jack (most emu10k1 cards). It's also the center channel
analog output, on the opposite end of the card as the game/midi input,
sometimes yellow.  They can be had for like $10 in most craigslist
cities. I have a someone large collection as I used to do desktop
support and dumpster dived quite a few from old machines.

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