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post #2171 of 5049
anyone seen reviews for NEKKST K5 ?
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post #2172 of 5049
I don't think the op is on ocn anymore and more so was mainly subjective in adding things on there anyway...
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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

Have you by any chance read her user title?

Her last activity was 1 day and 2 hours ago. She is still floating around in here, it is just rare to find her. smile.gif
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post #2174 of 5049
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Her last activity was 1 day and 2 hours ago. She is still floating around in here, it is just rare to find her. smile.gif


Yeah, but it's not like she is going to post or update anything.

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post #2175 of 5049
Quick question:

I have a SoundBlaster Z sound card on my PC. This weekend, since I'll have the whole house to myself, I want to bring my PC down to my home theater to play some Crysis 3. My home theater system has an Onkyo AVR. I'll be using an HDMI cable for the picture. Now, in order to get the best sound quality, should I be connecting my sound card to my AVR via optical cable, or should I just use the HDMI cable to carry the sound?

Thank you.
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post #2176 of 5049
HDMI is newer and more robust; furthermore, it doesn't require compression for more than two-channel audio. (but practically that all may not make a difference)

btw I hope you don't mind the input lag on such a setup.
post #2177 of 5049
So when using the avr, I dont even need to connect my soundcard to the avr? I can just go directly with the hdmi connecting my gpu to the avr?

would sound be improved in any way if I were to go soundcard to avr?
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post #2178 of 5049
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Originally Posted by PillarOfAutumn View Post

So when using the avr, I dont even need to connect my soundcard to the avr? I can just go directly with the hdmi connecting my gpu to the avr?
Yes, it usually should work. Video cards can send audio over the HDMI signal. You just need to select or allow that to happen.
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would sound be improved in any way if I were to go soundcard to avr?
No, the AVR is taking care of all the audio signal generation and amplification, which is unimportant compared to the speakers / layout / room anyway. It's just a matter of getting the data there (excepting minute details about possible small issues of degradation when using S/PDIF, depending on how the receiver handles the input).

You might be able to assuage the sound card's ego by using it, though.


edit: wait a sec, there could be issues with THX / Dolby / whatever formats I'm forgetting about, and the capabilities of whatever you're using to output those formats based on licensing etc. How many speakers are there, and what do games these days even support that, anyway? I don't really know much about HT audio formats and multichannel stuff.
Edited by mikeaj - 5/21/13 at 8:20am
post #2179 of 5049
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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Her last activity was 1 day and 2 hours ago. She is still floating around in here, it is just rare to find her. smile.gif


Yeah, but it's not like she is going to post or update anything.

I miss Simca. frown.gif
post #2180 of 5049
So if Simca is gone, would we make a new thread or does someone else update the OP?
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