[mythtv-users] More Digital Audio Q's
bfoddy at visi.com
Sun Nov 27 17:14:52 EST 2005
On Sunday 27 November 2005 03:26 pm, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Steve Adeff wrote:
> >On Sunday 27 November 2005 14:19, Brian Foddy wrote:
> >If you require bit-perfect SPDIF output (DVD's 5.1 HDTV) get a Chaintech
> >AV710, they can be had for $25 from newegg
> >it does true 192/24 (which NONE of the Creative chips do) and does true
> >bit-perfect optical digital output.
> >Heres a thread about using it in linux:
> >really, any of the ENVY24HT based cards are what you want for bit-perfect,
> >there are a few out there, with varying levels of SPDIF support (in/out,
> >optical/coax) and with DAC of varying levels of quality. Google is your
> >friend in this regard.
> What exactly does this mean? If you're doing AC-3 passthrough from
> Myth, won't the S/PDIF output be as bit-perfect as was sent to you by
> the digital TV broadcaster/DVD production house? Or, are you saying
> that some sound card's mangle the stream they're attempting to pass
That is exactly the question. I would think that the onboard S/PDIF output
would pass the original signal, regardless of how well the unit can decode
the signal. Meaning, there is no point to paying more $$ for a higher end
audio card when its only a pass thru to the external receiver; which
is of very good quality.
So is this logic correct? If so, I can partially dismiss this
I'd rather not have to tie up a pci slot for audio if I can help it.
Maybe this is a bigger topic than I thought...
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