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dts sound card

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by buns, May 19, 2001.

  1. buns

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    Is there any way that the HTPC can decode all the digital and dts and assorted ex es fromats then send a signal straight to a power amp.....it sounds like something that would be beneficial if it could.....no more upgrading processors, just up the software!
     
  2. Stuart Wright

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    As far as I'm aware, no.
    It would require a specific hardware card to provide the various audio outputs, and I've never heard of such a thing.
    Whereas the 'traditional' home cinema PC uses standard hardware cards (video and sound card).
     
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    PowerDVD has built in AC3 decoding in software (6 speaker option). Using suitable multi channel card such as Delta Dio 1010 or HoonTech AudioDSP24 with external DAC, PowerDVD will output 6 discrete channels which can be fed directly to power amps. However, for everyday practical purposes this is nt very user friendly as yet.
     
  5. buns

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    nor is it very affordable by the looks of it!
     
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    The Midiman Delta 1010 is definitely the way to go, I took the plunge and it sounds way better than my Yamaha DSPE800, it does cost £530 inc VAT though.

    Also you still need a means of volume control before the power amp stage.
     
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    or just wait for the new win dvd program 3.0 which can play dts :D
     

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