Been Watching this for a while and saving my pennies, unlucky me just as it comes to Canada the dollar falls again. Sigh, in any case i do plan on getting this early next year regardless of whats happening in the market (now i am waiting on the 9650e).
Like everyone else waiting in the wings i do have a few questions. I hope its not to troublesome to indulge me.
Using RCA line in with a Wii can i get Pro Logic 2 on this?
I understand at vista does not pass the audio directly through, but not precisely what that means. Does that mean it would lag the sound or stop it all together? I am assuming my Satalite s/pdif could have the same issue, i do hope that software gets released.
Further on the topic of connected third party devices, will it be able to tell i have the one turned on and adjust the sound settings to match the device automatically?
The previous board i was looking at had DVI and HDMI on the board but you could only use one at a time, is that the case here with the Component and HDMI? Is it possible to run separate signals to both at the same time?
If i wanted to run the TV(hdmi) and a separate monitor (DVI) i would need to add a Video Card. It was said this can handle a 16x single width card, so the ATI 4850 should fit and offer a better gaming solution than 3200 cross-fire X, correct?
I know this is not designed with gaming in mind, but if i was so inclined i should be able to get 95% of the games out there to run ok.
JAHarris or others using JRiver, would i be able to run the sound out Via s/pdif to my regular amp and still use the 5.1 preamp as two discrete sound cards all at once? Say left/center/right on a bedroom TV and a separate right/left in the kitchen?
Java Jack - If MSI is trying to get the word out why does this board not appear in the main board list on the global site? I can find it if i search for Diva, but seeing as this has been along time coming for some people i don't know why MSI wouldn't want to toot their own horn a little more about it. I for one would like to see this be come a main trend and would think MSI should be hollering down the hall at anyone in ear shot. I mean every year the systems get faster and bigger in the main areas (Graphics,Processors ect) but this is a huge change change for audio that is seemingly going relatively unnoticed. They paid for the R&D why not throw a little money at marketing?
I would at this point like to also say i look forward to a 7.1 amp solution (even better if i can just buy an add on card), EAX would be nice too
And finally i would like to thank the regulars and early adopters that have been answering all these questions for generally easing my mind and making this one of the easiest tech purchases i may ever make.