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June 13, 2012 1:54:22 AM
June 13, 2012 2:09:13 AM

They're all dead links.
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June 13, 2012 2:18:53 AM

That's a good card. What is your main purpose for it?
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June 13, 2012 2:25:05 AM

to output dobly digital and dts 5.1 to my receiver when i watch bluray movies
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June 13, 2012 2:31:55 AM

It had good reviews by satisfied owners. I really can't find fault with it. But then, I'm no audiophile. As far as doing its job and being dependable, it appears to be a very good choice.
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June 13, 2012 11:56:48 AM

Technically, if your main purpose is Dolby/DTS when watching movies off a DVD/Blu-Ray, then any soundcard with optical output will do.

If you want Dolby/DTS when doing other things that do not already have a Dolby/DTS track [games, for example], then you need a soundcard with either Dolby Digital Live or DTS-Connect support.

The Turtle Beach card will suffice for either purpose, though I note there are plenty of alternatives from ASUS and HT Omega at the sub $100 price point.
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June 13, 2012 12:10:07 PM

no games doesn't matter just movies ?
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June 13, 2012 3:47:37 PM

If the movie already has a Dolby/DTS track, any optical output can carry the signal without issue. Even the motherboard optical output can pass through already existing Dolby/DTS audio tracks.

The reason soundcard encoding is needed, because games and other non-movie sources typically do not have a Dolby/DTS audio track. So the soundcard needs to encode to one of those formats in realtime in order to get 5.1 via optical.
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June 13, 2012 4:00:46 PM

If the output is HDMI and the receiver has HDMI, the even simpler option would be PC vidcard -> HDMI -> receiver -> HDMI -> TV.
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June 13, 2012 5:24:06 PM

InvalidError said:
If the output is HDMI and the receiver has HDMI, the even simpler option would be PC vidcard -> HDMI -> receiver -> HDMI -> TV.

no the receiver only has optical and coaxial
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