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  Reply # 265354 20-Oct-2009 15:59
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So browned the all important question.. do you get dolby from Freeview|HD with the Auzentech? that card does look interesting and does not seem to cost the earth..







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  Reply # 265360 20-Oct-2009 16:29
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I have no problems with the X-Meridian, get Dolby on TV3. As for the HomeTheatre HD I cannot say but would be very surprised if it didn't work. Check out the reviews of it and see what you think.

My advice if you are going to buy something to solve the problem would be to get a future proof solution. The options you have at the moment are.

1. Auzentech HomeTheatre HD (Does HDMI Audio with Cyberlink)
2. Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 (Does HDMI Audio with TMT)
3. ATI 5xxx series Graphics (Bitstreaming on HDMI)
4. New PC (with Asus M4A785G HTPC/RC Motherboard)

The first two options will have legacy connections to work with any older sound setup. The 3rd option is new and only supports new sound setups with HDMI. But all are future proof and should be good solutions for the next 5 years if not longer.

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p.s. My Speakers have blown up recently so I am investigating new options for soundcards, motherboards, and speaker setups so as to future proof the HTPC for another 5 years. It is getting on now. No decisions yet as WAF is important.




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  Reply # 265361 20-Oct-2009 16:30
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Oh and if you are looking at buying direct from Auzen I can say the purchase I made was painless and arrived within the week.

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