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Audigy 2 Value

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January 14, 2005 9:03:55 PM

I want a sound card to use when playing games in 5.1. Is there any advantage of the ZS at all over value card when it comes to playing games?

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January 16, 2005 1:32:36 AM

I don't think so, both have EAX4 capability.
I think the ZS would be much better for movies though. I don't think the audig 2 value can do Dolby digital EX or DTS ES.

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January 16, 2005 3:30:03 AM

Well that's alright, the decoder for my speakers has Dolby and DTS anyway.
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January 16, 2005 3:39:03 AM

it does Dolby Digital EX, but not DTS or its variants.
January 16, 2005 3:40:47 AM

Ah.. So only the Platinum edition does DTS I guess. I've got it and it definatly does DTS. I thought the platinum edition was just the regular ZS card w/ a front panel, lol.

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January 17, 2005 3:08:51 AM

well...*confused*...

to clarify...the ZS <b>does</b> do DTS and variants, but the Audigy 2 Value <b>doesn't</b>. sorry about that.

so pretty much...the Platinum probably is just a ZS with a front panel....heh
January 17, 2005 3:18:09 AM

ack, sry. to many audigys floating around in my head. hard to keep track of em all, lol.

what you said makes complete sense now that i read it again :) 

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January 19, 2005 11:23:06 PM

Well I got the card yesterday, and although the sound quality is good and my performance is now much better, I can't use EAX because whenever I do it crashes the computer.. From what I gather this is a pretty common problem that isn't solved very easily (theres a 20 page thread about it in the creative forums) and stupid creative still haven't released a patch for it.. I hope creative loses their monopoly on soundcards pretty soon because I certainly don't want another soundblaster if I ever upgrade.
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