Could someone let me know if there is a way to get spdif output from an inspiron 9100. In an inspiron 8200 there is an adapter that plugs into the svideo out and allows for a spdif connection, is this available on the inspiron 9100?
Thanks in advance,
You should have received an adapter with your i9100.
This adapter plugs into the S-video/tv-out port at the back of the i9100.
It then has three output options: S-video, Composite video and Digital audio. The last one is SPDIF.
The Delll part number (from the bag) is: DP/N 070TVD, on the adapter itself is states DP/N 044CTV|C/O.
Also you must setup your soundcard to output SPDIF signals. You then need a analog cable to connect it to your audio/multimedia system. There is no optical output.
More information you can find on page 61 of the owners manual of the i9100 (you can download the manual also from the download section of the Dell site).
Hope this helps,
And for Bob: I do not understand your answer. Did you lookup the answer in the i9100 manual?
Message Edited by WolfJe63 on 04-07-2004 04:43 PM
I don't know where you got your info, but SPDIF works like a champ on XPS and the 9100.
The same adaptor that worked for the 8200 should also work on the 9100. However, as Wolf pointed out, you should have recieved one with the system.
mine came with the connector for s video, rca video, and digital out (via rca jack), I haven't tried it yet since I don't have any digital received, but I think it's ok.
WolfJe & Niall,
I looked at what ports were available for this computer and did not see a SPDIF port. Had I looked closer, I would have found that a SPDIF connector included with this system.