After a lot of messing around I've managed to get my cheesy old SoundBlaster Live! Value (non 5.1 version) to output a nice SPDIF Digital signal from any movie (DVD or Ripped MPG) to my Home Cinema Amp. However every 15 minutes or so theres a sharp *pop* as the signal disappears for 1/2 a second or so (the Digital signal lights go out on the amp) but then it recovers and my lovely Dolby Sound comes back. This also occurs in non-Dolby mode when my wife is playing The Sims 2 in Stereo mode on the unit. Anyone have any ideas what may be causing this sporadic sound drop-out? This doesnt occur if i connect the analogue outputs from the card directly into my analogue stereo inputs on my TV. I'm currently using the 'Red' connector of a stereo din->rca cable to connect my soundcard to my coax digital-in on the amp. the Black lead is just hanging there doing nothing... an adequate solution to my problem of not being able to find a mono version of the cable I needed. TIA for any advice!