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June 16th, 2002, 09:46 PM
Soundblaster Live! series supports digital-out as in AC3/Dolby Digital pass-thru. But you need an AC3/DD decoder.
In my opinion both Santa Cruz and SBLive card series are utter crap and are not...
Then I say get a mini system. Nothing earth shaking.
Quadrophonic was a buzz term for 4 channel amps back in the days of the pot smoking hippy.
It is a simple money making scheme from M$. It costs heaps to certify drivers for no apparent gain so gee, companies don't bother.
Make waves, kick up a fuss, you are entiled to. It is a 'cop-out'...
Are you outputing to TV to watch DVDs/DivX?
If so get a mini-system. Also depends if you have digital out etc?
Excellent. Doubly so since SB drivers now have a price tag.
I'm impressed with the Router
April 16th, 2002, 07:23 PM
Sounds like you want 4.1 sound via the SPDIF. It won't happen.
No soundcards have a complete digital solution for 2/4.1/5.1 output.
EAX is crap anyway. It doesn't work properly and isn't...
April 9th, 2002, 08:32 AM
Try booting in safe mode and disable the SB16 emulation if its installed. It hogs an IRQ.
Also try turning PnP aware OS off in the BIOS and check IRQs after the POST screen.
It would also help...
March 16th, 2002, 01:09 AM
Don't take this personally.
Just look at this forum. Its dead not because of people, but becuase there is nothing new techonolgy-wise in the soundcard market. (and 18bit DACs etc are nothing...
March 16th, 2002, 01:07 AM
Choose any-card. It really doesn't matter that much. You can achieve CD quality 44.1KHz 16bit recording with any el-cheapo soundcard nowadays.
Creative Labs are heartless crooks who provide no...
November 20th, 2001, 05:55 PM
I'm not the fan of SB but Santacruz offers nothing better. Same digital-out solutions etc just maybe easier drivers.
nForce DD encoder is what I'm hanging out for (for those of us who have DD/DTS...
November 16th, 2001, 11:13 PM
I went to the creative site to check for driver/liveware updates
I ended up at a notice saying you must buy the CD containing these drivers
Unless I've got the entire picture wrong - wankers!
November 15th, 2001, 04:28 PM
No soundcard has a DTS or DD encoder.
(The upcoming nForce has a DD encoder)
You can pass-thru a DD signal to an external decoder or use your analog 5.1 speaker out of your live 5.1
November 15th, 2001, 03:21 AM
You definitly need that centre speaker. Most voice on DVDs comes from the centre.
The AiW is a good card.
November 15th, 2001, 03:13 AM
Maybe its a cable from your sound-card to amplifier
November 15th, 2001, 03:06 AM
You are able to have PC->5 speaker output + PC->TV output
The speaker output will be dual PCM via a 1/4" stereo jack to 2xRCA (or minidin)
Enjoy your new setup ...
October 21st, 2001, 04:02 PM
Things have changed now....
Before it was not happening to get SPDIF pass-thru for DVDs in W2K.... updates have obviously fixed this
Digital pass-thru only works for DVDs. Games with 4.1/5.1...
October 21st, 2001, 03:56 PM
Digital out is achieved via dual PCM streams from a stereo 1.4" jack to 2 RCA
The Front digital PCM can be aquired by a MONO 1/4" -> RCA lead (or using 1 of a stereo lead)
And no...you cannot...
October 15th, 2001, 05:08 PM
Mini-din pin assignments
The digital output of the live value (version 2) is via a stereo 3.5mm (1/4inch) jack which contains 2 PCM digital...
October 7th, 2001, 07:47 PM
W2K doesn't support SP/DIF out with current Liveware
Not a chance
My install of W2K lasted 3 days before it was removed because its sucks badly and has little driver support and I cannot watch...
August 7th, 2001, 10:31 PM
Stupid eh! Monster machine and its a lame software/hardware issue
July 18th, 2001, 09:07 PM
On what output? Dolby Digital or the
External reciever or desktop speakers?
July 15th, 2001, 06:52 AM
709.2 in reply to 709.1
Yes mine too
but not soldering anything on it just put your digital cable on AUD EXT connector: pin 15 is SPDIF in#1 and 16 it's GND.be carefull to plug on the good...
July 15th, 2001, 06:45 AM
My problem is the sweeping statements often heard within these messages.
Not all of us are the the land of America.
"...(K6-III will argue that this gives you 4x better sound, but I think...