i recently bought myself a Cambridge Soundwords Desktop Theater 5.1 DTT3500 Digital. Sweet, but discovered my soundcard couldn't handle it: it was a SB Live! Value, which can handle up to 4.1 max.
So i checked the swedish ebay (tradera) and got myself a SB Live! Player 5.1 instead. It came in today, so I eagerly plugged it in and connected the cables as I believe they should be connected.
Well now here's the thing:
running 'Test' on the speakersystem itself generates a test tone from all 5 speakers and the sub, np.
when in AudioHQ with a 5.1 speaker setup, running test only gives me sound from the two front speakers. The DTT3500 has a small LED at the bottom which is supposed to light up whenever it's receiving a digital signal.. it doesn't.
I've connected the soundblaster using a minijack to DIN cable, then a DIN-DIN connecting it to the Processor unit of the DTT3500. Obviously I connected the minijack to the soundblaster Digital out.
So i've tried installing latest ac3 codec.. i've tried some updates of SB drivers.... tried playing a DVD... but only getting sound from front speakers. The only way i get the other speakers to produce sound is by setting the DTT3500 to Dolby Pro Logic, where if im not mistaken it generates the extra channels from the main ones?!
So does anybody have a clue what I'm doing wrong?! Or is the SB broken and not producing digital output?! I've set the players to play SPDIF, as also the ac3 config... if i run Creative Diagnostics all is cool...