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Maybe I should have gotten this instead of the titanium hd. Too bad theres none available here in Canada . frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Yahar View Post

It's not that simple.
What if you're an audiophile that wants the best Z board, without the useless crap that add extra cost? You know, they differ in more ways than just the extra things. smile.gif
They should just make ZxR card without the other things and price it at 160-170 or so.


Creative's product marketing manager, Ryan Schlieper, is very receptive to feedback. Post your thoughts about this on Amazon and NewEgg. I have met the man personally and he does take criticisms and accolades very seriously. He responds to customers personally much more often than Creative's previous PMM's.
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A lot of audiophiles want all those features to tinker with, especially with me
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I will never get over the fact that three different creative customer service reps told me that cmss3d and THX thu-studio don't take advantage of a 5.1 signal and that you should be using straight stereo with them.

I've given up on trying to communicate with the people at creative. *****ing on Amazon and Newegg will do no good. I don't know what goes on at that company or who actually knows anything about the products that they sell. I would be willing to bet that the ones that do don't speak very much English.

Most of Creative's US staff needs to be laid off.

I will go as far as to say that my experience with Creative was by far the worst that I've seen with any pc component manufacturer. That includes Asus which says a lot. You know that when you make Asus customer service look good there is something wrong.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 1/7/13 at 4:06pm
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and when can i buy this zxr ?
especially on Asia/ SEA region ? >.<<br />
can't wait to ditch my STX (really sucks on gaminggg)
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Hmm, I wonder how this stacks up to the Juli@ XTe

    
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post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by sugiik View Post

and when can i buy this zxr ?
especially on Asia/ SEA region ? >.<<br />
can't wait to ditch my STX (really sucks on gaminggg)

I live in the SEA region as well, supposedly to come out at the end of January. The Z and the Zx is already on sale in Singapore, but in very limited quantities.
post #48 of 48
I just got the ZxR and I'm really disappointed with the fact that I only get a 2channel output in my 5.1 speaker setup when hooking up my Playstation3 with the ZxR via the included optical cable.
Games and Bluray-movies are all in stereo mad.gif

It doesn't say anywhere that this should work I just expected it to because the daughter card has an optical input. The sound blaster software decodes any Dolby Digital and DTS encoded files on my hard-drive and Bluray discs from my LG internal optical drive perfectly fine.

Anyone got this setup working?
Edited by Qinjo - 3/11/13 at 8:57am
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