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) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDolby Digital in Hardware ? ForumMB with Dolby Digital worth it? ForumHD 5xxx Series hardware sound decoding ? ForumDolby digital 5.1 need help! ForumOn-board Dolby Digital Live 5.1+ Z-5500 X-Fi worth the MONEY 4 music ? ForumWhy im not getting DTS and DOLBY DIGITAL effect? ForumDolby Digital & Z-5500 ForumForum CPU & Components : Sound Cards - Dolby digital 5.1 sound card ForumDolby digital 5.1 sound card ForumDolby Digital Live Sound Card ForumX-Fi Platinum + Z5500 Dolby Digital Help ForumSoundblaster Live! Platinum and Dolby Digital AC3 amplifier! Forumdolby digital thx speakers sound card ForumSP2500's or Another Subwoofer? ForumDigital xlr or xlr? ForumDolby Digital Live Question ForumDigital Coaxial output to 5.1 Surround system help ForumEasy Digital out? ForumCan I Get Optical Digital Output Plus Analog Together? ForumWhich do you prefer: Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio? More resources Read discussions in other Home Audio categories Headsets High-End Audio MP3 Players Pioneer Pro Audio Speakers Yamaha !