Hi I thought i would post a link for anybody who is trying to get the new X-Mystique Dolby Digital Live Encoding sound card. You can buy direct from HiTec, with delivery normally about 4 days.(from Korea!) Link to X-Mystique website The first ones have now been sold on ebay(and no more planned by HiTec), and it looks like there will be a wait until they start "retailing" them. It is a very good sound card in it's own right.(as far as i can tell) But the main reason i bought one, was to replace the DD5.1 live "Encoding" i enjoyed via "Sound Storm" from my nForce motherboard. This was due to nVidia's decision to drop SoundStorm after the nForce2 motherboards.(we had hoped to see SoundStorm2 on nForce4 etc) I need a Micro ATX board and sadly, even the new Pentium MBs only do the DD "Live" in full ATX.(contrary to what is stated on some manufacturers website...Asus ) Any surround sound in a game, is converted into Dolby Digital 2.0/4.0/5.1 (even a type of 7.1) etc. This is then sent to your surround amp/receiver via your single SPDIF lead. WMV-(HD) audio 5.1 is also converted to Dolby Digital 5.1 just the same. DVD DD/DTS is just passed through untouched as normal. This simplifies everything, as only one lead is needed to be connected to you amp/receiver. Even windows sounds are sent as Dolby Digital. This card(and many to follow i'm sure), finally gives people the chance to choose other motherboards and processors, and still enjoy live DD "Encoding". Tip: Make sure you change the speaker setting in windows(from desktop 2 etc) to 5.1, otherwise WMV 5.1 isn't decoded properly.