Posted on 2006-06-26
hey guys, I currently own an hp laptop and i'm gonna be buying an apple macbook pro soon, and both have an optical/digital audio output (minijack). I wanted to be able to hook up the laptops to my hometheater receiver with either optical or coax. Preferably coax because i still have an open port on the back of the receiver for it.
I've been reading around that some of these computers' spdif connections are coax and some are optical. Does it make a difference which cable I use? I want to be able to get 5.1 surround sound sent to the hometheater system. I am looking for a simple adapter that is minijack to coax. Will this work? Does the laptop's sound card determine whether i need to use optical or coax? Does it matter?
Wouldn't the minijack tip be like a bottleneck when sending signal from it to the receiver through either optical or digital coax cable?
How do i get my digital minijack to send digital signal to my receiver?
Please help me out