Xfi Extreme Gamer. Conections Quest

I got this card to replace an aging Audigy2 but I need to conect the output to my home theater system. The card Boasts a "optical" connection but there is no documentation on how to impliment that method. I have a digital I/0 box but the documentation states it is not compatible with the card. I may return this if I can't get the optical conection to happen and go with the fatality platinum. The break out box seems to have more options. Has anyone got the optical to interface with their reciever and How?Message Update. I returned the Extreme Gamer card? for the Xfi Platinum. The break put box supplies me with the needed optical out signal for my reciever. The digital I/O module did not work (contrary to CL web site).?I still had to make several setting selections internally within CL's interface and Windows before "finally" getting a working signal out (a lot of trial & errors). The signal is kind of weak and the volume needs to be cranked up to a high degree, but hey it works now!? Note to CL. Your connection instructions are vague and less than useful in real world settings. Do you have an opening for a Tech manual writer? ; )Message Edited by jaytmoon on -2-200603:07 PM
Message Edited by jaytmoon on -2-200603:07 PM

Thanks Rad- but Those options won't help me.I really hope someone for creative would jump in here since the product's packaging leads me to believe that this can be done wothout any home made mods or 3rd source cabling. It really looks like a "Truth in advertising" faupa to me!Message Edited by jaytmoon on -7-20062:5 PM

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