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I am fine with my stock sound card, but for those audiophiles on the board (or HTPC owners) this may be the next card for you.
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That, a 780G motherboard, and a Blu Ray disk drive would be a sweet HTPC, for sure. Cool stuff, and the old ASUS card sounds great, so it's not just a gimmick, they do make good stuff.
    
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I don't get it. So the video signal goes through the HDMI port on the soundcard after it has been processed elsewhere? If you have to use separate audio cables for the 7.1 channels then I would hardly call this HDMI...
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I don't get it. So the video signal goes through the HDMI port on the soundcard after it has been processed elsewhere? If you have to use separate audio cables for the 7.1 channels then I would hardly call this HDMI...
It has a HDMI1.3a certified Splendid HD video processor so it decodes the video itself. You dont even need a graphics card at all. It does both the video and audio. Just connect the soundcard to your tv and play the blueray disk straight away.
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It has a HDMI1.3a certified Splendid HD video processor so it decodes the video itself. You dont even need a graphics card at all. It does both the video and audio. Just connect the soundcard to your tv and play the blueray disk straight away.
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