Optical Output From Laptop

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Hi

Is it possible to get optical output from the 3.5mm headphone jack of a Scan 3XS Laptop to enable DTS m my receiver if I connect my laptop to my TV?

I am aware I could get a USB external sound card but thought I'd try less hardware if possible.

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Jester Maroc

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That will also work.

I just want to make sure you understand that the OriGen+ DAC is very similar in price to a good USB sound card, but the DAC is better than a sound card...

EDIT: Also, if you do end up purchasing a USB sound card, make sure that it does have an optical output.
 

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Both products I linked have Optical outputs. They will both work. The Micca OriGen+ is a great product and cannot be compared to a USB sound card or creative DAC. It is much better...studio level sound quality.

For details go here: https://www.miccatron.com/micca-origen-usb-audio-dac-and-preamp-2/

Or watch this:
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY7A6KgI3_w"][/video]
 

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Jester Maroc

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That will also work.

I just want to make sure you understand that the OriGen+ DAC is very similar in price to a good USB sound card, but the DAC is better than a sound card...

EDIT: Also, if you do end up purchasing a USB sound card, make sure that it does have an optical output.
 

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LOL wow dude it sounds like you either work for the company that makes this or have some serious stock options in it. USB sound card is the best option no matter how many times you spam the same product on this thread

 

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LOL! I wish! It is a good product which is why I feel confident recommending it.

How can you be confident that a USB sound card is better than a DAC (it does not have to be the Micca)?

Do you have experience with either? I do not see a sound card listed in your PC specs...

It might be beneficial for you to read up on what a DAC does.
 
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