Sound Cards & PowerDVD

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Bob, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    I have a three year old Dell system and I'm considering upgrading the audio
    card in the system. The Dell OEM SB Live! Value card is not very good.
    Unless I do a bunch of wierd tweaking and running different Creative audio
    card drivers the damned thing won't enable S/PDIF output at all. Pretty
    damned useless when you have a speaker system with Dolby Digital decoding.

    Lately prices have dropped on some 5.1 capable audio cards. I noticed some
    SB Live! 5.1 audio cards at Best Buy priced around $40 or $50. Does anyone
    here have any experience with using S/PDIF output on this particular model?
    I don't want to buy the thing if its drivers won't allow the freaking S/PDIF
    port to be used like the case with my current P.O.S. card. I'm trying to
    make my mind up between getting this thing (if it will do what I want it to
    do), or spending a bit more money for a basic version of the Audigy2 ZS card
    (I don't want the version with the big, funky breakout box --all my 5.25
    ports are filled up with DVD-ROM and DVD+/-RW).

    Bob
     
    Bob, Jan 30, 2004
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