Help me choose a DTS Sound Card!

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  1. Warpy

    Warpy Well-Known Member

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    Ello ppl,

    I'm after a DTS sound card, it needs to be able to do DTS on the fly (using my optical cable from the amp) this will enable my 5.1 speakers to work in games. :)

    What do you guys suggest?
     
  2. Necrosis

    Necrosis Well-Known Member

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    Budget...and how long can you wait?
     
  3. GeneralClaymore

    GeneralClaymore Active Member

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    The Blue Gears Oxygen HD based sound card is 99 dollars. or the cheaper Singo interno 7.1 which is 70 if i remember right. both is on newegg.com
     
  4. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne New Member

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    the x-fi cards used to support dts under xp , but it has been removed on vista now
     
  5. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    that would be DTS decoding

    i'm not sure that any soundcards actually encode DTS (6.1), some, like the X-Meridian, encode AC-3 (5.1) on-the-fly though
     
  6. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX New Member

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    DTS is 5.1, DTS-EX is 6.1. I asked about 6 tech's at Creative about decoding features on the Audigy 2 Value and I got these answers:
    1. The cards does Not decode anything.
    2. The card only Decodes Dolby Digital
    3. The card decodes Dolby Digital and DTS.
    I have not verified any of it yet but this is what CL told me...Dolby Digital for sure and possibly DTS? -What great tech support.

    Currently the X-Meridian, Sondigo Inferno and Blue Gears B-Inspirer and other 8788 based cards all support Dolby Digital-Live and DTS-Connect real-time encoding technologies. The New X-fi Prelude will also support these technologies, as they will be added through software updates after launch.
     
  7. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Well vaule kinda suck because there no driver suppor for it anymore for mods I mean if you want dts get audigy2 6.1 card like I have you can mod to audigy 4 :)
     

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