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This is probably a stupid question, but is there any way to get an optical signal from an HDMI cable. - I would like to run an HDMI cable to a converter of some sort and run an optical cable to my headphones while still having an HDMI run to my monitor.
- I have the solution for my Xbox, I need this for my PC. . Thanks for any help in advance.
Cheaper alternative is a sound card with an optical out port. More expensive option would be a receiver that has HDMI in and out along with an optical out. Don't need a new motherboard. Soundcard internal PCI or PCIe or external with an optical out are between
$30-80 and receivers with HDMI and optical out are I want to say around $200 for the low end, but an investment if you want to get a full surround speaker system to go with it.
Have two sound cards in my PC and the motherboard has on board so I have three optical outs and two in.