[mythtv-users] which sound card to get?

Jesse Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Mon Mar 13 14:21:41 UTC 2006

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Raphael Pooser wrote:
>> It seems that it has come time for me to get a new soundcard.  My 
>> onboard sound does very well, when it works.  However, every now and 
>> then it does a very odd thing.  One recording will be fine but then the 
>> very next recording could have amazingly bad sound.  It sounds as if the 
>> sample rate as dropped to and extremely low value, and in addition, all 
>> the sounds have a strange high pitched nature to them, as if the bottom 
>> range of frequencies had been simply thrown out or as if the speakers 
>> were holding metal tubes up to their mouths.
> I find the Turtle Beach Riviera (about $25 at newegg.com) to be a great 
> card.  Optical SPDIF output and it works out of the box with almost no 
> configuration.

I'll second that. If you need optical output, the Riviera is a very nice 

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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