i got the yamaha tss-1 5.1 speaker set from the deals page for about 80 after rebate and other coupons. looked like a good deal especially since i could still return the $70 logitech 4.1s i just bought a short while ago. so i get back from cali yesterday (anybody miss me?) to be welcomed by a huge box with amazon.com written on it. i hook it up to my computer using the optical cable and run creatives test utility... i hear "front left".. "front right"....... nothing, no center, no surround. i say ok, maybe creative doesnt use 5.1 with the optical. i hook up the spdif output to the coax digital input of the yamaha system... same thing. is it just me or shouldnt the spdif out give 5.1? maybe it just me. then i hook up the digital out on the card to analog input, dont ask why i just did. i expected to get nothing since i set it to give a digital signal. i got the test to give me all the 5 channels, but they all came out of the wrong speakers without any sound from the left surround.
the tss has a digital optical input, a digital coax input, and a analog 1/8" minijack front and the same for the surround. obviously i want to get the dolby digital 5.1 sound to work at least, if not dts. the only 2 solutions i can think of is
1) get a minijack to coax cable to hook up the digital out on the sb card to the digital coax in. although that might not work
2) get 2 stereo and one mono coax to minijack to hook up the 5 speakers directly but then i lose the sub, which i definatley do not want to do.
anyone have any ideas on what i can do?