[mythtv-users] Sound card

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Apr 8 09:32:33 UTC 2008

Mitch Gore wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 5:24 PM, Brian Wallen <bwallen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking into getting the HD PVR (assuming it will work with
>> mythtv) and was wondering what would be a good sound card to use with
>> it. My myth box currently has 2 channel sound on the motherboard. What
>> would be a good card to get to add 7.1 surround sound?
>> _______________________________________________
> Your 2-channel will work just fine if running to a TV with only 2 speakers.
> If you are running to a A/V receiver with 5.1 speakers you most likely have
> a digital out header on your motherboard.  You can use this along with a
> SPDIF bracket to run to your receiver to get your Dobly Digital.
I think he is talking about *input* ie capture, not output. A digital "out" 
header on the motherboard ain't going to help.

Mike Perkins

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