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mrmcgoo
10-27-2011, 06:47 AM
Does the G53SW have an optical spdif combo headphone jack ? Meaning mini tos link.
I have seen reference to this on certain models but not sure.

BrodyBoy
10-27-2011, 07:04 AM
SPDIF and headphones jacks are very different things. It does have a headphone jack, it doesn't have a SPDIF jack. (Since you own a G53SW, couldn't you just look?)

mrmcgoo
10-27-2011, 07:29 AM
They have combo 1/8" / spdif jacks. There is atleast one asus notebook that has this, smarty pants. Think before u type please

BrodyBoy
10-27-2011, 07:38 AM
I missed the "combo" part....my bad. Classy response.

But again....did you just look at your computer? The jacks are labeled.

JRd1st
10-27-2011, 11:25 AM
I missed the "combo" part....my bad. Classy response.

But again....did you just look at your computer? The jacks are labeled.

+1

This is the type of question he should PM to BRIAN@ASUS and/or MASON@ASUS

mrmcgoo
10-29-2011, 06:42 PM
I have looked in the hole with a bright flashlight and a magnifying lens. And it looks like there is a lens at the back of the hole but my eyesight isn't the best anymore. The view is much different when compared to the microphone jack. Turtle beach has a headphone that takes a feed from tos link. The bad is the fact that the pdf manual included with the notebook is for a G53JW notebook and not been updated since 2010. The jack just has the headphone label on it , no writing. But I have made a tech ticket with ASUS Tech. We will see.

JRd1st
10-29-2011, 06:57 PM
Let us know, OK? :D

mrmcgoo
10-30-2011, 02:11 PM
There is some chatter about this on http://www.notebookcheck.com . Someone was referring to a sticker "New Revision Certified Design" as to having a spdif / headphone port. My computer has this sticker.

mrmcgoo
11-06-2011, 06:53 AM
Here is the skinny on my notebook. I received my optical cable and plugged it in. I had to set the Realtek Digital Output to default in order to get sound and I did. Now I was only able to get 2 channel digital. To go back to analog audio to hear the dvd via notebook speakers I set the speakers to default and restarted windows media player , viola analog sound again. Unfortunately ASUS TECH support has not answered this question. Either they don't know or they just don't care. Sad either way. I do have the sticker that says "new revision certified design" . I guess i'll save my pennies for the turtle beach headset that takes a digital feed for digtal sound. The cable I have is a "cables to go" model 27015 1 meter velocity toslink to miniplug cable. I think they make one up to 25 feet in length.

JRd1st
11-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Thanks, man! Now we know!

mrmcgoo
11-08-2011, 10:02 PM
Jerry at asus customer service finally responded to my ticket :
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.
It's not a combo jack, it's only a headphone jack.

BrodyBoy
11-08-2011, 11:15 PM
Jerry at asus customer service finally responded to my ticket :
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.
It's not a combo jack, it's only a headphone jack.
But didn't you just prove Jerry wrong with your optical cable?

mrmcgoo
11-09-2011, 05:40 AM
No...I said ..your lack of knowledge has left a fowl taste in my mouth for ASUS.

mrmcgoo
11-11-2011, 07:41 AM
Update to the Update.................. I tried another movie 007 die another day and this time I got 5.1 EX digital sound