optical connection to Soundblaster Z card on PC

Oct 4, 2018
I'm trying to hook up my Yamaha RX-V371 receiver to my computer using the optical inputs. I currently have my monitor connected with DVI. I'm getting no sound. Do I have to use HDMI and run through the receiver and back to the monitor to get this to work properly. I'd prefer to use DVI rather than HDMI for my video input. Is this possible?

Joe Corey
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