Software Dolby Digital Decoding vs Hardware Dolby Digital Decoding Tags: Pro Audio Hardware Dolby Audio Software Last response: October 13, 2009 12:34 PM in Home Audio Share Ravi Sankar October 13, 2009 6:25:29 AM What is the audio quality difference between Hardware DTS audio decoding (Say with X-Fi) vs Software Dolby DTS decoding (Say with PowerDVD decoding)? Regardless to the CPU usage, what are the benefits with hardware DTS decoding? Will clarity difference be there with them? Any one with any ideas? More about : software dolby digital decoding hardware dolby digital decoding gamerk316 October 13, 2009 12:34:04 PM Really, the only difference is CPU usage, and that hardware decoding should always work, regardless of software (IE, PowerDVD is useless for decoding 5.1 digital streams for gaming purposes) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources EBay DTS Decoder for X-530 - True DTS/Dolby Digital for Consoles? Forum EBay DTS Decoder for X-530 - True DTS/Dolby Digital for Consoles? Forum Solvedlogitech z906 (THX certified but lacks HD audio decoding ) or pioneer ht 071 (Dts HD master audio,Dolby truehd but no THX)? Forum SolvedDolby Digital Prologic 2 vs Dolby digital 5.1 Forum Dolby Digital in Hardware? Forum Dolby Digital 7.1 vs. Creative X FI sound Card Forum SolvedAny sound card reccomendations ? (7.1 dolby digital live required) Forum SolvedROG Extreme VI dolby digital? Forum SolvedCan a Sennheiser PC 350 use Dolby Digital 7.1 virtual surround sound and how? Forum SolvedAsus P8Z68 Deluxe no Dolby Digital Live option in Realtek HD Audio Manager Forum SolvedHow to watch movies in surround sound without Dolby Digital Live Forum Solvedp8z77-v lk support support Dolby Digital Live? Forum Solveddoes the Asus P8z68-V LE have dolby digital live? Forum SolvedGetting "True" Dolby Digital in PC games? Forum SolvedDolby Digital output via S/PDIF doesn’t work Forum SolvedAsus sabertooth x79 dolby digital? Forum Changing DTS for dolby digital Asus maximus hero vi Forum How to Setup Dolby Digital 5,1 with Tritton Pro+ 5.1 Surround for PC Forum S/PDIF Dolby Digital with PC gaming? Forum SolvedOn-board Dolby Digital Live 5.1+ Z-5500 X-Fi worth the MONEY 4 music ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Home Audio categories Headsets High-End Audio MP3 Players Pioneer Pro Audio Speakers Yamaha !