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Audigy 2 to 3803

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Fuchida, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Fuchida

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    I have recently setup a home cinema and I am thinking of connecting my PC to the system primarily for playing games.

    The PC has a Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card and an Audigy 2 sounds card. My AV Receiver is a Denon 3803 and my Projector is a Panasonic PT-AE300. My speakers are setup for 5.1. I am after some advice on the bext connection setup.

    The Radeon has DVI out and the projector has DVI in so I assuming that is the best video connection.

    For audio, what connections should I use and what type of cable will I need.

    Any help appreciated.

    Steve
     
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    Connection - a 75ohm co-axial cable from Audigy to 3803. An adapter is required (3.5mm jack to co-axial phono socket - few pence from Maplin etc.).

    Ensure SPDIF Passthrough is ticked in the Audigy's control properties & SPDIF selected in your chosen DVD software player.

    DVI to the AE300? Worth a search in the LCD/DLP projector forum - 1:1 pixel mapping is impossible over DVI so VGA mat be a better option.

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  3. Fuchida

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    Thanks. I'll get the cable and the adaptor.

    I'll check the projector forum. VGA instead of DVI will save me buying a cable :)

    Steve
     
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    this is the big question though doesnt spdif only pass through games as 2 channel not surround? Has any1 compared pro logic 2/neo 6 to analog out for gaming? But none of this may be necessary as apparently newer games are coming out in dolby digital!
     
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    I have connected my Audigy2 ZS to a Denon 3802 with 8 analog cables. Use it for DVD Audio and Games. Watch DVD from standalone. Multichannel from games doesn´t work through spdif for me.
     
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    Multichannel audio from games (over the S/Pdif) requires an on the fly DD Encoder, currently the only chipsets that offer it are the nForce ones. (hence the xbox offering 5.1 in games as it uses a modified nForce 1)

    I assume it is moderately processor intensive to do it in software.
     

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