Is it possible to get Dolby Digital surround from a PC??

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  1. Samuel_Fred

    Samuel_Fred Stunt Coordinator

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    I ask because I'm thinking about using my PC to play DVDs on my 30" Sharp LCD. (See my post in Display devices to find out why.) So what would I need to do or buy to/for my PC to both produce and feed a dolby digital source to my receiver?
     
  2. Mike_Skeway

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    Yup, some sound cards support digital out and also have DD and DTS decoding. You need a sound card that supports it. Creative, M-Audio, etc.
     
  3. ChrisYK

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    The newer Asus mobos like the Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev 2 have Nvidia 5.1 decoding built in, but otherwise you'll have to get a soundcard with those capabilities.

    Remember though, if you don't want to do a lot of wire cutting and splicing, you'll also need a dedicated set of 5.1 speakers for your PC as well unless you plan to run the audio signal to a receiver.
     
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    Ah yes, I forgot all about that some mobos have that built in now. [​IMG]
     
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