Question ASUS x570 TUF & Bose 300 soundbar (adding surround sound)

mozga628

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Hey everyone,
i have an ASUS x570 TUF connected to a bose 300 soundbar via optical cable from the S/PDIF port on the back of the mobo.
i would expect this to be a 7.1 signal when playing UHD movies etc, but windows shows only stereo speakers?
I realize i don't have the surround sound speakers connected yet (will be bose satelites), but shouldn't all the speakers be shown? or at least have an option to enable them?
other forums state the surround sound activates if the speakers are connected, and if the signal is recieved... I've also seen 1 instance of an unsigned driver that will do what i want...
but i would rather spend $100 or more on a sound card than trust an unsigned driver.
is there a sound card out there that will show me ALL 7.1 channels from an optical cable?

Please and thank you
 

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