[mythtv-users] Inexpensive 5.1-channel Audio?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 10:19:49 UTC 2008


I am using a Xitel HiFi Link Pro with great success. I am not sure
that they make them any more, but ebay may have them.

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Josh <TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Paul V. Gratz <pgratz at gratz1.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Sunday 01 June 2008 12:54:23 pm Marc Barrett wrote:
>> > I am using a Dell Optiplex GX/270 SFF as a combined FE/BE.
>> > I am looking for an inexpensive way to get something like 5.1-
>> > channel audio.  I don't know if this computer can do it
>> > natively, but I do have another PC that can do 6-channel audio
>> > under Windows, although I haven't been able to get it to do
>> > that under Linux.
>> >
>> > Anyway, I am looking for advice on the cheapest way to add
>> > 5.1-channel (or 6-channel, or 4-channel) audio to this.
>> > Obviously, I need something well-support by Linux.  I've seen
>> > some cheap USB sound cards on ebay, but I don't know about the
>> > Linux support for such cards.
>>
>>
>> I picked up an Optiplex refurb and had the same issue.  I got an SIIG
>> Soundwave Pro 7.1.  Basically its a little USB dongle that has an
>> SPDIF out that is capable of 7.1 audio.  Works great for me (athough
>> I'm only using the stereo output right now).  Fully supported SPDIF
>> output under linux and it cost me about $30 at Frys, I'd bet its
>> cheaper online YMMV.
>> Paul
>>
>>
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>> -----------------------------------------
>> Paul Gratz
>> Electrical and Computer Engineering
>> The University of Texas at Austin
>> http://gratz1.com/pgratz/
>>
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>
> I've got a couple of GX250 frontends and I use this card in them as well as
> another frontend http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/riviera/home.aspx ($30)
> and I picked them up at Fry's also for under $20. You can also see a
> previous post on this list::
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/200529 or simply search
> and you'll find others that are using the card in Linux with great success.
>
> Josh
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