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SACD - Possible on a HTPC?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Skunkpipe, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Skunkpipe

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    I guess DVD-Audio works on a mediaPC, but what about SACD? Anyone able to play these
     
  2. owain_thomas

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    no, I'm afraid not. The proprietary format is unlikely to be licensed by its owners in a bid to stop piracy of high definition audio :(
     
  3. Skunkpipe

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    :thumbsdow Boooooo:thumbsdow

    Do you know if my assumption about DVD-Audio being supported true?
     
  4. owain_thomas

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    yes, you can play DVD-A on an HTPC but you need a specific soundcard (an audigy IIRC) and the software that comes with it.

    HTH
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    :smashin: Cheers Thanks
     
  6. richjthorpe

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    IIRC, SACD can only be be sent over analogue channels, therefore you'd need a sound card with 6 outputs for the 5.1 surround.

    Richie.
     
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    My DVD/SACD player can send all channels digitaly down a firewire cable straight to my amp to be decoded. Can't go down a optical/coaxial cable as there is just too much information.
    Shame my PC can't play SACD discs, could get rid of my DVD player then.
     
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    The ability to extract SACD in digital form is a pretty new ability, AFAIK until recently their paranoia prevented them even licensing it for protected connections like iLink.

    They've said they'll never license SACD for PCs, even in a hardware-only form like DVD-A can be done.
     

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