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I'm considering buying an MSI C847MS-E33 mATX with an integrated CPU and sound card for use as a micro CD/DVD-player/HTPC. The mATX has six audio ports on the back panel, and one internal port/header. The audio ports on the back panel are:

  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF (TOSLINK)
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 3 x Stereo minijack (2 out, 1 in)

Question 1: Will the sound card output audio to the HDMI port? If so, will it output 7.1 sound?

Question 2: The stereo minijack ports are green, blue and red (Red is for microphone). On my desktop, blue is for line-in. Is blue for line-in on the mATX as well?

Question 3: Will the sound card output 7.1 audio through..

  • Coaxial S/PDIF?
  • Optical S/PDIF?
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  • Well, 7.1 is 8-channels.
    – Dan D.
    Mar 16 '13 at 9:57
  • I know, but what I meant was: Will the sound card output 8-channel audio to the HDMI, to the coaxial S/PDIF and/or the optical S/PDIF?
    – osvein
    Mar 23 '13 at 15:20

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