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problem with digital out on xfi xtreme gamer windows 7


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Hi guys

This is a long shot posting this here, but I thought maybe someone has experienced the same problem.

I have a x fi xtreme gamer soundcard in my pc and im trying to get digital out to work to my amp so I can use my plasma screen as second monitor and run xbmc on it.

According to this : Creative Worldwide Support

I should have a custom tab under speaker properties but this is how it looks on my pc :

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I'm using windows 7 64-bit and the latest drivers for x fi xtreme audio (i've tried reinstalling them and rolling them back also)

I have checked the sound card's label and confirmed its a sb0730x one, which should use mini toslink to toslink cable which I have.

My amp is a samsung ht-tz325.

I've spent ages googling around and not found an answer , I've contacted creative support but they are not keen it seems to give me support as my card is OEM. I've also posted on creative forum with no replies. I know creative support suck anyway so I'm not expecting them to come up with an answer.

This is super frustrating having just spent out around £100 on cables and wireless mouse/keyboard to set this up, any advice or even tips on how I could go around finding a solution would be much appreciated !


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Nevermind, it seems the signal i get from the mini toslink to toslink lead is really weak, i plugged it directly into my amp and it works fine, going through my switch box it dont, wierd though as ps3/freeview hd/x360 work fine.

For future referenace if anyone searches this, under win 7 digital out works auto with this card you dont need to enable digital i/o.

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