Hi jempalmer - it looks like that converter would get me some of the way the, but Ideally I want to preserve the surround sound so I want to able to decode the optical signal into six distinct signals, it looks like the decoder you linked will just seperate into R and L.
The 5.1 system is Creative Inspire 5.1 5300, I'm looking for specs on it now but its now longer listed on the creative website.
Kymmy thanks, I will have a look for the AC3 decoder and post my thoughts
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Hi Kymmy, I *think* I've found exactly what I'm looking for:
My only concern is that its quite expensive ~£50. Does anyone know if this is a reasonable price for my requirements?