[mythtv-users] Audigy Sound Card Upgrade Worthwhile?

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Thu Jun 21 04:23:53 UTC 2007

On 6/21/07, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am currently running mythtv and capturing analog content via dual
> PVR-250s.  I use on-board nForce2 AC97 Audio, so I have to send the audio to
> my receiver by splitting the single output jack into RCA cables.  In the
> back of my mind, I have always wondered if this is hurting the sound
> quality, but it worked and other priorities prevailed.
> My friend has a spare Audigy 2 6.1 (SB0240) sound card that he has offered
> for my use.  I am wondering if it will be worth the hassle to install and
> configure?  It has a digital output jack, so I'm thinking I might get
> improved audio using this.  Worst case, it has analog jacks that don't have
> to be split like my on-board card.  This card supports 6.1 (and so does my
> receiver), but I wonder if any of this matters since I am capturing from a
> relatively crappy (compared to digital) analog cable signal.
> Oh.  This card also has a firewire port that I would like to try hooking
> up to my Motorola 6412 cable box (yeah, I know this box may be unreliable as
> compared to the 6200 when it comes to firewire, but I like having the
> built-in DVR for HD and encrypted content), so yet another reason I am
> intrigued by the possibility of using this card.
> Thanks in advance for your advice.  I need it :)

Does your nforce2 not have digital output?  If it's not on the board, it
should have headers.
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