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I don't think it's the fault of the sound card, it's more like the lack of software support. Most media players would not be able to encode dolby 7.1 properly. But thats OK because 7.1 movies were only released from 2001-2004 and most of them sucked.

But you are correct about Dolby Digital Live for gaming, it only supports 5.1 through spdif.
There are some ok movies in 7.1

http://www.blu-raystats.com/Stats/St...itle&Audio=7.1
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None of them are spdif, so that's pointless...they are linear pcm protocols...unless you plan on getting an Asus HDAV 1.3.

...and only 4 movies released in the last 10 years that are rated above C+...
Edited by astrallite - 6/10/10 at 3:46pm
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None of them are spdif, so that's pointless...they are linear pcm protocols...unless you plan on getting an Asus HDAV 1.3.

...and only 4 movies released in the last 10 years that are rated above C+...
I actually am considering that card.. But I had never heard that about 7.1. Why are movies going away from 7.1?
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dude that looks like a great receiver the TX-SR805 great pick!
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I actually am considering that card.. But I had never heard that about 7.1. Why are movies going away from 7.1?
Because 7.1 never really caught on and everyone is still using 5.1. In practice, the 2 extra channels were simply mirrors of the rears but played out of phase, so technically they aren't discrete signals.
Edited by astrallite - 6/10/10 at 8:41pm
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Hmm. I didn't know that. Thanks astrallite!
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