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Receiver w/wo digital input and DAC

Hello.

I am in process of choosing new receiver. Very simple one - for simple hove stereo.

for example Onkyo 8255 or Dennon 1312.

 

The question is the  following. My  music is on laptop. 

In my laptop internal sound card is not good, so I need external DAC (for example uDac2) to connect to Onkyo.

But in laptop I have hdmi output. If I will connect HDMI output from laptop to receiver (Denon) - will music sygnal complettely bypass internal sound card of my computer - so Denon will work as external sound card/Dac + amplifier? Is it Ok to use HDMI  for stereo audio only (it suppose to get video + audio) ?