[mythtv-users] Recommended card for surround sound?

Jesper Rasmussen jr at d6.dk
Fri Jun 18 04:09:04 EDT 2004

Im running an optical digital cable between the pc and my hifi reciever. 
Im jusing an ordenary 5.1 soundblaster with optical out addon.

AFAIK (and please correct me if im wrong):
the sound card will not do any sampling or sound generation. It will 
only pass the digital information from the disc (after decode from flac) 
  to the reciever, which will then do the DA conversion.

In otherwords the quality of the soundcard is not important in this 
setup (as long as the digital signal is not disturbed).

I have superb sound quality, and quite a diference if i plug in the 
analog cable, and compare the two.

The reason for optical instead of electrical digital, is to have the pc 
and the Amp COMPLETELY seperate. When i connect the analogue camle, 
electrical interference will be able to run from the pc kabinet along 
the wire, and generate static in the apm.


TNelson01 at aol.com wrote:
> I'm preparing to build a mythtv box that will be used primarily for high quality audio playback and watching DVD's. I want a sound card that has good surround sound support in linux (at least dolby 5.1 but preferably 7.1). 
> I'm looking at the SB audigy v1 or v2 but can't find much information on it's surround sound support in linux. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
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