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Hooking up a Computer to Receiver

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#1
Hello:
I'm trying to hook up my computer to my receiver.
I hooked up a rca coax cable to the digital audio out on the back of the PC, and to the digital input on my receiver and I get no sound.
I'm using a pioneer vx8-817I there are two coax inputs in the back of the receiver
One is for dvr/vcr and one is for dvd/ld.
when I plug it in to either of those and tune in I get nothing even when I switch it to receive a digital signal instead of analog.

I set the digital output on my computer as default, made sure everything was un-muted, installed the latest drivers for it and I still get nothing
Is there anyone experience this type of problems?
do I need a new soundcard? is it the computer or the receiver?

specs
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Sound Devices
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Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_103C2A58&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.5840.16387 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 11/2/2006 02:36:49, 235520 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

Description: Digital Output Device (SPDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_103C2A58&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.5840.16387 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 11/2/2006 02:36:49, 235520 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
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#2
try using a 3.5mm headphone to RCA cable.thats how i have mine hooked up and it sounds great. there like 2.99-5.99
#3
a simple mini-jack (1/8") to rca cable will do the trick. go out from the headphone jack on the computer into a red/white input of your choice on the receiver. no upgrading required.
#4
Originally posted by briansolo:
a simple mini-jack (1/8") to rca cable will do the trick. go out from the headphone jack on the computer into a red/white input of your choice on the receiver. no upgrading required.
It's What i just said.
#5
Thanks guys,
Will I be able to get 5.1 surround sound this way if I hooked up more speakers?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Oct 2007 @ 20:14
#6
you should be...go to your control panel and open up "sounds and audio devices." select the volume tab, and click the advanced button near the bottom right corner. select 5.1 from the pull-down menu.
#7
thanks
#8
Yea you will get 5.1 if you have a 5.1 Sound card if not Look at this

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...8178&CatId=2769

One Of The Sound Cards i Have and its works Lovely
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