OK, this is getting really annoying...

The optical audio connection is mostly amazing. I say mostly because, while it's amazingly clean and crisp, it's not without problems. My guess is that the MBP's soundcard just ain't doin' what it should.

Here's my problem: if there's a constant stream of audio to the decoder/speakers, it sounds great, but if that constant stream is stopped, the next sound to get transmitted gets cut short on the front end. This is especially annoying when it comes to quick sounds such as those I have set for instant messaging (Morse and Tink; the Tink actually gets cut completely). Is this because the optical laser is only switched on if there's sound being produced?
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- JediJoker

Current:
- "ProBook:" 15.4" MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz
- Mac Classic II
- Old PowerBook

Moved On:
- "The Book of Power:" 12.1" PowerBook G4 Aluminum 1.33 GHz
- Purple iMac