My motherboard is supposed to allow SPDIF out via the Line out or front speaker out socket. However, I have tried all sorts of things and cannot get it to work. I have used a mono 3.5mm jack (one black bar) to phono adapter and plugged this into my amp via a digital coax (75 ohms) cable. Still no luck. Just wondered if anyone had tried: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=34128&doy=3m5 and would it give the same quality as my direct digital connection to my amp from my standalone DVD player? Thanks.