Kalbee, thanks! Your description works for me. I know all about the SPDIF IN because every once in a while I mistakenly plug my headphone jack into it. lol
The Optical wire that I saw at the local store had the squarish connectors at both ends, so based on that, I will need to get a second adaptor in addition to the one that came with the E17. Otherwise, I will need to find a cable the same as Troll Dragon's small cable. What would be the name of that kind of cable?
The name of that cable is still going to be an optical cable but with optical mini plugs. I think that's the name... it should otherwise work enough as a name.