Optical Input to Analog out via Creative Sound Blaster Z


Jan 6, 2017
Hi. I'd like to run an optical audio signal from my cable box into a Sound Blaster Z and out to my 5.1 computer speakers. I have a Blu-ray burner in my computer. I'm not finding much help from Creative customer support. Any help would be appreciated!

Math Geek

Oct 15, 2014
according to the manual http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Manuals/TSD/12671/0x...

you have a spidf input and need to set the input active in the Sound Blaster control panel. i would assume then, that the signal will get outputted to your speakers using whatever output you are using. i have never used this sound card but that's how it worked on older ones. so should be similar on this one.
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