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SB Live vs Audigy 2

Discussion in 'Soundcards' started by nobodyuknow@post.com, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Hey,
    I need a little help deciding which sound card to buy. I
    currently have a CMI8738 Chipset card with digital optical out. My
    issues with this card is that a) it's application software / mixer
    software is very poor, and b) perhaps in part due to A, it will not
    pass the Dolby Digital bit stream out of the optical port so that my
    Reciever/Amp can decode the data itself.
    So, I'm looking for a card that will take the dolby digital data
    track (and even DTS if that's not too much trouble) on DVD's or DIVX
    movies and do NOTHING with the data but pass it out the optical (or
    even coax digital) port to my reciever. What sound card will do this
    for me? I figured Creative's software is developed more than these
    no-name Chineese sound cards; but info is sparce and I really don't
    know.

    Please Help, Thank you,

    John
    , Dec 29, 2004
    #1
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  2. Tod Guest

    Sound card reviews
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    http://forums.pcper.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hey,
    > I need a little help deciding which sound card to buy. I
    > currently have a CMI8738 Chipset card with digital optical out. My
    > issues with this card is that a) it's application software / mixer
    > software is very poor, and b) perhaps in part due to A, it will not
    > pass the Dolby Digital bit stream out of the optical port so that my
    > Reciever/Amp can decode the data itself.
    > So, I'm looking for a card that will take the dolby digital data
    > track (and even DTS if that's not too much trouble) on DVD's or DIVX
    > movies and do NOTHING with the data but pass it out the optical (or
    > even coax digital) port to my reciever. What sound card will do this
    > for me? I figured Creative's software is developed more than these
    > no-name Chineese sound cards; but info is sparce and I really don't
    > know.
    >
    > Please Help, Thank you,
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    Tod, Dec 30, 2004
    #2
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