DTS on PC?

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  1. Joshua Wilcox

    Joshua Wilcox Auditioning

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    I've been lurking around this site for a while, waiting for the day when I have a real income to waste on high end electronics. Until then, I have an excellent setup on my computer. My soundcard has a Dolby 5.1 decoder. Coupled with my surround sound speakers, it is amazing in my small area. I was wondering, however, if I can make my computer DTS compatible. Please be as detailed as possible in your answers because, again, I'm no professional![​IMG] Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    PowerDVD can pass DTS through a coax digital in, it will also do a stereo downconversion, but I don't know of any PC card with onboard DTS
     
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    You might want to consider getting an inexpensive receiver that includes DTS decoding.

    Many modern sound cards (you don't mention which one you have) include a serial digital output (often called S/PDIF = Sony/Philips Digital InterFace) that's compatible with the signal used by most audio equipment.

    Also, at least a couple of companies (JVC and Yamaha, for example) make receivers that have USB inputs.

    I hope this helps a little.
     
  4. Joshua Wilcox

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    Sorry, I have a Soundblaster Live! 5.1 and it does have an S/PDIF. I just never knew I could hook that up to a receiver. Thanks for the help!
     
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    I am moving this to the Computers/HTPC area.
     
  6. Joshua Wilcox

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    Oh, sorry! I thought my question was a basic one :b

    Anyway, I figured I should ask about this... do you guys know of any cheap receivers that can run DTS and connect to my soundcard? Thanks!
     
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    Jeff,
    I thought PowerDVD has audio pack that decodes DTS, and presumably, outputs multi-channel audio to your multi-speaker capable sound card.
     
  8. Chris Brown

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    PowerDVD decoded DTS in software. Just set it to 6 speakers, and it will play fine.
     

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