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PC DVD player that decodes DTS?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by MartinCo, Apr 4, 2001.

  1. MartinCo

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    <new user de-cloaks!>

    I'm considering going the HCPC route with a projector similar to what quite a few people seem to be doing.

    do any PC DVD software players decode DTS?

    and if so to which soundcards (any with an optical out?)

    thanks

    Martin
     
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    Newest versions of WinDVD and PowerDVD support passthrough DTS (not decode), not all sound cards are the same and some have compatibility problems. The SB Live 5.1 player is a safe bet. If you really need to decode DTS because your amp doesn't support it then I only know of a Yamaha card that can do it.
     
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    The Guillemot Fortissmo is very reliable and cheap at @£35 featuring DD/DTS Passthru with WinDVD and PowerDVD.

    OK for games to, wouldn't spend the extra on the SB if its only for HTPC use.
     
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    thanks guys...

    I just meant decode (or pass-thru as you put it) going to my dd/dts amp so presumeably any soundcard with a digital out would work.

    do all PC DVD drives have an optical out to connect to the soundcard? (I remember some older Pioneer drives didn't have this).
     
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    No not all sound cards with digital work. The fortissimo is fine though. The SB is an extra £20 (£55 ish), for that you best games sound card bar non. No other card that I know of can output digital 5.1 for games.

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