[mythtv-users] More Digital Audio Q's
bfoddy at visi.com
Sun Nov 27 14:19:50 EST 2005
As I get further into my mb selection, I ran across a
Anandtech review on the newer Asus A8N SLI models.
They criticized the Asus by using Realtek ALC850 audio as being very
inferior to the MSI boards that have SB-Live chips on them.
I can try to dig up the actual quote if needed.
I think both are supported by Linux (if someone can verify).
Question, is this a fair criticism? Especially since I'll be
hooking a coax/optical cable from the S/PDIF port to my
external receiver; where (as I understand the process) my
receiver will do all the actual decoding.
This machine will be used 49 weeks a year as a htpc, and
about 3 weeks as a gaming machine. But even when gaming,
we only use stereo speakers and don't get too worked up over
Sound quality on the htpc is very important to me, but I want
to understand if using the S/PDIF outs, there will be any difference.
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