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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2014, 08:27 AM
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Views: 1,879
Posted By comomolo
I just came across this:...

I just came across this: http://www.essenceelectrostatic.com/product/evolve-hdmi-multi-channel-dac/

I'm using an Asus Essence card inside the HTPC itself and I'd say it's just perfect (most...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-26-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by waterhead http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1507009/picture-quality-windows-vs-linux#post_24119806)

I've been following this...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-26-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1507009/picture-quality-windows-vs-linux#post_24119385)

I'm curious about what the...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-26-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
What do you mean by "the above forum"? Nvidia's?...

What do you mean by "the above forum"? Nvidia's?

I've contacted the mpv (http://mpv.io/) developers. They basically told me to RTFM and showed zero interest/knowledge about what madVR is capable...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-25-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
OK, I'll ask at the nvidia forums. But basically...

OK, I'll ask at the nvidia forums. But basically what you're saying is that what madVR does is nowadays being done by the graphics driver itself, right? I wonder why it isn't deprecated and still...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-24-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
@quantumstate: If you have nothing helpful to...

@quantumstate: If you have nothing helpful to say, I kindly ask you to stop replying to this thread. I don't mind silly comments once in a while, but insisting in such an attitude is only adding...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-24-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
Thanks everyone for the posts and especially...

Thanks everyone for the posts and especially Dark_Slayer for the pictures. I agree the differences are subtle. Taking into account we're staring at still pictures, I can imagine it will be...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-22-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
Thank you for your contribution. I do hope...

Thank you for your contribution.

I do hope however that some people here are beyond the OS wars and are willing to take a purely technical view at it. I'm hoping that Linux is capable of...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   12-21-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By comomolo
I read everywhere that madVR is the pinnacle of...

I read everywhere that madVR is the pinnacle of picture quality coming out of a Windows HTPC. But for the life of me, I can't find any discussion about the differences between madVR and the top...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-13-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By comomolo
No matter which software I try, it's almost...

No matter which software I try, it's almost impossible to get smooth playback of 1080p files (BluRay rips on MKV most of the time, but the source seems irrelevant; it happens with any 1080p...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Whatever.

Whatever.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-30-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
@captain_video: the whole problem comes with...

@captain_video: the whole problem comes with your "high horse" attitude despising PCs and PC cards as proper audio components. That's a very common attitude among old school enthusiasts and I'm...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-29-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ralphcramdon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by NorCalJason http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By comomolo
@NorCalJason: I'm exactly in the same boat as...

@NorCalJason: I'm exactly in the same boat as you (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card). What drove me to the Asus Xonar Essence ST was the Stereophile review...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Thanks hdkhang. My last concern, actually,...

Thanks hdkhang.

My last concern, actually, is if there's anything between the Asus/Omega cards (around $200-$250) and the Lynx/RME ($1000 and above) cards. I checked M-Audio's site and there...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card/30#post_22346442)

Did you read any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-27-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card/30#post_22346291)

...


Please...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card#post_22345034)

They may, in fact,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card#post_22345038)

FWIW, I was trying to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card#post_22344677)

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I searched...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tulli http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card#post_22344461)

Sorry, I deleted my post as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by t-c http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card#post_22344471)

If you are looking for product...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ruiner http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426150/direct-to-power-amp-best-audio-card#post_22339873)

and the opamps are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-26-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,378
Posted By comomolo
Thanks. I stumbled upon those two brands just...

Thanks. I stumbled upon those two brands just yesterday and have read reviews about them. They are definitely too expensive for a USD400 amp, IMO. Maybe when/if I get to spend USD2000 on an amp, I...
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