Hi Guys, Seems I'm not the only one having problems with soundcards! After 2 soundblasters failed on me, I tried a Trust digital surround 5.1 which worked fine first time. Trouble is that the sound quality is not up to my dedicated player, and I'm wondering if a better card would make much of a difference. (only used for movies). On previous posts it has been said that any card with sp/dif out is fine. I'm interested what other people have found and are using. Am I expecting too much in thinking a PC will sound as good as a reasonable dedicated player? Cheers Rob.