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hello friends. i want a used budget sound card with optical out. interested FM please pm me with price and model. my av receiver does not have hdmi arc. so i will connect (PC with soundcard's optical out) to av receiver's optical. if any other better option available for this. please suggest.
 

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MaSh

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Does your pc and receiver have hdmi? If they do, why not connect the pc to receiver via hdmi and then another hdmi from receiver to TV ? Why complicate matters.

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Sir. my receiver does not support hdmi arc. so for audio have to use optical connection. i want to connect desktop cpu to av receiver. any option other than analog or optical?
 

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Does it support simple hdmi? That is enough. If it does, then that's better than any other analog or optical connection.

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yes sir. it support simple hdmi means no audio only video then how can i get audio from pc to receiver? please suggest
 

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Simple HDMI=audio+video. Video passthrough to display and audio routed to speaker. HDMI arc of value only if you play something in smart TV (or TV stick connected to TV) and want to get the audio to AVR and speakers through the HDMI port and cable.
 

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yes sir. it support simple hdmi means no audio only video then how can i get audio from pc to receiver? please suggest
Oh really? Is that in the receiver manual? I do remember some of the old onkyo and few other brands had such a hdmi feature which supported only video. It was during the times when hdmi was a new thing. If that is the case with your receiver then you can look at Amazon for some hdmi splitters and converters. I had posted one such device on another thread there the device had an hdmi input and hdmi output along with optical out. Maybe you can use such a device.

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Yes. It is old avr. Which has only video out in hdmi. May you share a link of that thread. My another question is which one give better sound quality optical with sound card or hdmi splitter and optical combo.

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Yes. It is old avr. Which has only video out in hdmi. May you share a link of that thread. My another question is which one give better sound quality optical with sound card or hdmi splitter and optical combo.

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Hdmi is over and above every other digital medium. It's digital so the quality is largely dependent on the quality of source, destination and the medium itself. Digital is just ones and zeroes.

Okay, I'll try to find it later today. If you are on a computer, just look through the threads in this section.

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Yes sir. But if i use splitter than splitter also has optical option so i have to give audio from optical so i will get audio and video from this splitter device. Then it will give sound quality if optical or hdmi . So what you say splitter option give better quality than just use a sound card with optical option. Sorry for ling question.

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Sir.Its Teac DG 2000

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I guess this was the one Wiistar Hdmi To Hdmi And Optical Sp...B01298BX60/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_cNi3zbCVZS09N

Do explore all your options before committing on something. I would suggest you upgrade your receiver with hdmi audio video support. This should give you better quality than any other splitter, sound card, etc. Arc is a feature which is present in almost every receiver launched in the past 2-3 years.

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You are right sir. But then i have to spend more. Bcz splitter or sound card is cheaper than upgrading avr. I will definitely upgrade in future. But right now i have to choose between these 2 option for sound.

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Ok I got this from FAQ of the webpage of receiver TEAC AG-D2000: The HDMI "IN" connectors on the AG-D2000 are simply "pass through" paths to the HDMI "MONITOR" out port which sends the HDMI signal to your TV. To get the audio from the HDMI components to play through the receiver's speaker outputs, separate audio connections must be made.

Hence definitely you need something for the audio. I would go for the ASUS Xonar DG which I mentioned earlier
 

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asus xonar dg. ok sir. does any dac can be serve as sound medium for my purpose. if yes any suggestion under 5000. and does it support 5.1 channel sound for av receiver. and what will be best sound card or dac?
 

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asus xonar dg. ok sir. does any dac can be serve as sound medium for my purpose. if yes any suggestion under 5000. and does it support 5.1 channel sound for av receiver. and what will be best sound card or dac?
If I understand correctly, you are looking for a DAC to position between PC and AVR. Is it for movies or music? Sound cards have inbuilt DACs. The ASUS Xonar DG also has DAC which outputs through the analog outputs. You can check for yourself whether this or the AVR's DAC is better.

For better USB DAC (2 channel) you need to spend at least 10-15K (Audioquest dragonfly) or higher.

For movies, standalone 5.1 DACs are not readily available. Bluray players can double up as DACs but for bluray player with good DAC you will be looking at OPPO 203 which costs 75k.

So for now you should stick to the sound card.
 

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asus xonar dg. ok sir. does any dac can be serve as sound medium for my purpose. if yes any suggestion under 5000. and does it support 5.1 channel sound for av receiver. and what will be best sound card or dac?
Okay now I am confused. What exactly are you looking for? Stereo or multi channel? Your receiver has multi channel input? The device I linked, has an option for 2 or 5.1 channel. Compare its specs to a sound card. Both have their own positives and negatives. Pick what suits your needs best.

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Sorry for making confusion. I thought dac can be use for 5.1 channel. My main purpose is movies. And i want to use multichannel audio from pc. Thanks Mash and Dr Rocket for your valuable knowledge and suggestion.

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