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LOL! I don't care how good this sound card produce sound. I will never, Never ever buy a sound card for $290. I will prolly spend it for a receiver, But imagine how much is $290? I built a HTPC with that money. I can buy me a laptop, Or a PS3, Or XboX. There is so many wrongs with this in every level. Not unless you're Justin Bieber that can afford almost anything.
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post #62 of 111
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Originally Posted by jethro_static View Post
LOL! I don't care how good this sound card produce sound. I will never, Never ever buy a sound card for $290. I will prolly spend it for a receiver, But imagine how much is $290? I built a HTPC with that money. I can buy me a laptop, Or a PS3, Or XboX. There is so many wrongs with this in every level. Not unless you're Justin Bieber that can afford almost anything.
Srsly?
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Wrong thread dude
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Srsly?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwGFalTRHDA
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Wrong thread dude
Somebody ban this Troll? Don't let them run around freely
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Real-world practicality? You won't notice a difference between HDMI audio and Optical.
Are you making this statement based on this particular instance... or as a general rule?

As a general rule, it is incorrect.
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Are you making this statement based on this particular instance... or as a general rule?

As a general rule, it is incorrect.
Which one is better? Particular instance or general rule?


I can't help it sorry.
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post #66 of 111
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Are you making this statement based on this particular instance... or as a general rule?

As a general rule, it is incorrect.
um, it is. there zero difference in quality between the two, only different transport techniques. Out of those two, it's jsut really whatever suits your circumstances the best. This is in terms of digital audio transport, nothing else.
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Which one is better? Particular instance or general rule?


I can't help it sorry.
As a general rule, uncompressed DTS Master Audio or DD TrueHD can only be output digitally through an HDMI connection... Not only from a computer, but also from a stand-alone BluRay player.

the reason??? Toslink (optical)/or digital coax does not supply enough bandwidth to carry the HD signal.

A BluRay player connected to a receiver with optical, will only play the "Core" DTS or DD soundtrack, not the DTS-MA or True HD soundtrack. neither will your computer.

if the BluRay player, or sound card in a computer has the ability to decode DTS-MA or DD TrueHD, that signal can be sent out over a descrete 7.1 Channel analog output.

A few of you need to look into the difference.. not all digital is created equal.
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post #68 of 111
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um, it is. there zero difference in quality between the two, only different transport techniques. Out of those two, it's jsut really whatever suits your circumstances the best. This is in terms of digital audio transport, nothing else.
to stirr up the mess some more, Optical does have ONE benefit: it provides complete electrical isolation (at least via the cable - upto end users to install UPS and Line Filters) from the source, so it allows for that wee bit of potential interference to be removed

That being said, in terms of data transfered over the two, it's all the same (different methods, same audio).
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As a general rule, uncompressed DTS Master Audio or DD TrueHD can only be output digitally through an HDMI connection... Not only from a computer, but also from a stand-alone BluRay player.

the reason??? Toslink (optical)/or digital coax does not supply enough bandwidth to carry the HD signal.

A BluRay player connected to a receiver with optical, will only play the "Core" DTS or DD soundtrack, not the DTS-MA or True HD soundtrack. neither will your computer.

if the BluRay player, or sound card in a computer has the ability to decode DTS-MA or DD TrueHD, that signal can be sent out over a descrete 7.1 Channel analog output.

A few of you need to look into the difference.. not all digital is created equal.
I could of sworn it was just HDCP

Cause TOSLINK supports 24/192, too (max DTS MA and Dolby TrueHD can do)
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I'd be sad if I spent that much money on an auzentech card too, they are a horrible company. Their cards might be good, but when they break, don't expect to get a new one, their cs is non-existent.
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