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My goal is to be able to play Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master from Bluray iso (3D and 2D)and mkv from my PC to my samsung HDTV. at the moment I am using Asus Essence ST and coax cable to Onkyo SR805 for sound and hdmi from GTX 570 to TV. I understand that I cannot get HD audio through Essence ST (coax because of bandwith and analog surround because of PAP), and my GTX 570 soes not support bitstreaming of HD Audio.
I am now looking at Asus HDAV 1.3 and want to know whether it will be the best choice? I am only going to send audio to my avr, video will go through gtx 570 because avr does not support 3D bluray passtrough. Will there be any problems doing this with HDAV 1.3 card using hdmi? Will using analog with HDAV 1.3 (I have H6 board) to Onkyo SR805 prevent me from using Audyssey vs using HDMI?
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you have multichannel pcm with the 570.
you can manage with that.
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you have multichannel pcm with the 570.
you can manage with that.

I will not be able to use Audyssey this way, and as far as I understand, the sound will be downsampled because of PAP
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I will not be able to use Audyssey this way, and as far as I understand, the sound will be downsampled because of PAP

Audyssey should work with any signal, not just lossless audio.

I have the hdav slim. I feed the hdmi output from my video card to my tv, and the dvi output from the video to the hdmi input on the HDAV. I then run an hdmi cable from the HDAV to my receiver. I can bitstream HD audio and don't lose video on my tv when I switch inputs.
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Audyssey should work with any signal, not just lossless audio.

I have the hdav slim. I feed the hdmi output from my video card to my tv, and the dvi output from the video to the hdmi input on the HDAV. I then run an hdmi cable from the HDAV to my receiver. I can bitstream HD audio and don't lose video on my tv when I switch inputs.

I think I will try to use gfx with BD 3D and Hd audio bitstreaming route instead, don't want to give up my Essence ST card. The question now is whether I can have 2 different gfx in my system, my gtx 570 and a small htpc card like gt 430 or ATI 6570 or like. I have space on my motherboard, but am unsure whether I will encouter any problems software wise...
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As GTX 570 supports multichannel LPCM over HDMI, just decode TrueHD/DTS-HD in PC (how) and send decoded LPCM bit-perfect to AVR.

If you insist on bitstreaming, yes, you can add another graphics card that supports HD audio bitstreaming (e.g. HD 5450, $20) for audio only (in extended desktop mode). Or if you use two displays (one for gaming, one for video playback), you can add a graphics card good for video playback (e.g. GT 430, HD 6570). Mixing NVIDIA and AMD drivers in one system is no problem with Windows 7 (WDDM is designed for multiple display adapters).
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As GTX 570 supports multichannel LPCM over HDMI, just decode TrueHD/DTS-HD in PC (how) and send decoded LPCM bit-perfect to AVR.

If you insist on bitstreaming, yes, you can add another graphics card that supports HD audio bitstreaming (e.g. HD 5450, $20) for audio only (in extended desktop mode). Or if you use two displays (one for gaming, one for video playback), you can add a graphics card good for video playback (e.g. GT 430, HD 6570). Mixing NVIDIA and AMD drivers in one system is no problem with Windows 7 (WDDM is designed for multiple display adapters).

Perfect, this is a very complete answer, that actually answers all my questions in this regard! Thanks alot!
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