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Aw man seriously? That sucks. Will not being able to Bitstream affect any of the sound quality? Isn't LPCM just the uncompressed signal?

Is there an HTPC case that would fit a 4870 comfortably? Or should I look into getting a smaller card?
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Yes, LPCM is uncompressed signal. Frankly, I think very few people would notice the difference between 7.1 LPCM and 7.1 DTS-HD MA or TrueHD. By the way, the HD 4000 does bitstream regular 5.1 Dolby. It's just the losslessly compressed HD audio that it can't do. One thing, though, I do believe HD audio can go up to 24-bit/192KHz and that gets downsampled to 24-bit/96KHz if you opt to have the player do the decoding and just pass on LPCM (DAC is still handled by the AVR). This, I'm gonna have to double-check, though. It's hard to do research while replying to forum posts on the iPad. rolleyes.gif

What's the length of the HD 4870?
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