[mythtv-users] Known good surround sound cards?

Michael Carland mcarland at bitsgonewild.net
Sat Jul 2 13:09:28 EDT 2005

On Jul 2, 2005, at 9:53 AM, Michael Farrell wrote:

> On Sat, 2005-07-02 at 09:17 -0400, Patrick Vaughan wrote:
>> The onboard audio says it'll support 6 channel audio, via an "external
>> codec",
> I think that means there is a mixer setting that switches between using
> the Microphone and Line In ports for Center and Rear channels
> respectively.  That's how it seems to work on most of the cards I've
> come across.

I thought an external codec meant it would do passthrough to an 
external decoder, like Dolby or something. I don't think all digital 
spdif outputs support passthrough, I would guess that is what "external 
codec" implies.

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