Recommendations, getting DTS/DD out of a laptop.

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  1. Adam

    Adam Stunt Coordinator

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    I would like to use my laptop computer as a DVD player for my Home Theater. In order to get the DTS and Dolby DIgital sound tracks to the Surround processor I need either a Optical or Coax connection. The only reasonably priced solution I have found is the Gainward [email protected] Music2Go 7.1 Sound Box- With Remote Controller. See link below.

    http://www.gainwardusa.com/products/multimedia.htm

    The only problem is, it is USB 2.0 so, I have to wait to get a new laptop to use it.

    Is this a good solution? Have any of you done this? What other suggestions do any of you have?

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    SB Live has a USB product also...

    So your current Lap Top, does not have USB???
    Or it is some weirdo older implementation I suppose?
     
  3. Adam

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    No, my current laptop has USB. But it is the older USB 1.1 standard not USB 2.0 which is a higher speed interface.

    Also, I wasn't sure if this post should go here or in pc HTPC section. So, if it has to be moved that's OK.
     
  4. John S

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    Hit and miss on USB 1.1, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. With the SB live product anyways, they do not state 2.0 support only, but I have found it to be hit and miss for sure in real world use with USB1.1
     

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