or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › Home Theater Computers › *Official* Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

*Official* Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 thread - Page 4

post #91 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by ymarker View Post

Why is there no pre-order in the US?

I blame Microsoft.....I dont know why but its a good bet to blame them when you dont know who else is responsible.
post #92 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by uplift1 View Post

Actually, the term "certification" implies there is some third party that does the certifying (i.e. an AACS technical review board)--which I don't think actually exists. It seems like what's been going on over the past year is that Cyberlink and Arcsoft are so terrified of getting their Blu-ray player licenses revoked and getting sued, that they have taken the precautionary legal measure of downsampling hi def audio barring any special arrangements made by a hardware company (in this case, Auzentech, Asus, and from recent news, Intel).

I believe the hardware does go through a certification. But perhaps I'm misinformed, or it's a self-certification with a very high bar.
post #93 of 9526
Did anyone else notice this is a PCI-Express card only? How many people actually have a PCI-express slot open for an audio card? Maybe I need to upgrade my computer.
post #94 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd View Post

Did anyone else notice this is a PCI-Express card only? How many people actually have a PCI-express slot open for an audio card? Maybe I need to upgrade my computer.

Its a PCIe x1 so its the smaller of the PCI-e slots. And I have 3 open slots. lol
post #95 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd View Post

Did anyone else notice this is a PCI-Express card only? How many people actually have a PCI-express slot open for an audio card? Maybe I need to upgrade my computer.

As with the other poster I have three available PCI-e x1 slots and my motherboard is the better part of 2 years old.

Cheers,
post #96 of 9526
PCIe x1 will work in any PCIe slot (x4, x8, x16). My one PCIe slot is covered by my video card cooler, so I use my other 4 x16 slots for anything else. I currently have and HVR-1800 in one of the x16 slots, the rest are open.
post #97 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davinleeds View Post

Yeah, you're right it was Euro. Interesting that there's still a conversion rate, if there's no DM.

It is no real floating exchange rate like there is between the Euro an the US-Dollar. When the Euro was established the European Central Bank defined a fixed exchange rate for every currency of the participating countries which will be applied in case somebody still finds some Marks somewhere at home.

Mentioning the exchange rate, I just wanted to underline the difference between 230 Marks and 230 Euro (which is twice as much).

Regards, nosurrender
post #98 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davinleeds View Post

I saw 230 German Marks yesterday for the two cards - pre/pre-order.

No, that would be Euro's. The German Mark doesn't exist any more.
post #99 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosurrender View Post

Are you kidding?
There is no German Mark anymore since 2002!
The "new" currency is called Euro (1 Euro = 1,95583 DM), just for your information...

Regards, nosurrender

Sure there is. I have a 500 Mark piece sitting in my coin collection right now.

I also have some pfennigs.

The mark piece is from just after WW1 and the pfennigs are from during WW2.

I wonder if I can trade in my old German Mark piece for Euros...
post #100 of 9526
So when is this thing supposed to be released? I want one...

U.S. person here, prefer NewEgg...
post #101 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

Sure there is. I have a 500 Mark piece sitting in my coin collection right now.

I also have some pfennigs.

The mark piece is from just after WW1 and the pfennigs are from during WW2.

I wonder if I can trade in my old German Mark piece for Euros...

No, you don't!
The German Mark was introduced in 1948 after WWII. What you seem to have in your pockets might be some "Reichsmarks" which existed in the earlier days, but no German Marks.
German Marks can still be traded into Euros at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt while Reichsmark can't.

Regards, nosurrender
post #102 of 9526
Available in Germany from here.
post #103 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lawguy View Post

Available in Germany from here.

Still nothing in the UK or US though

That website doesn't appear to goive a release date though, but the fact it is showing up seems to suggest the release is soon...

Is the 22 Aug correct, here's hoping
post #104 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by R10KYJ View Post

Is the 22 Aug correct, here's hoping

Yes. I think that it is correct.

It will show up in the US soon.
post #105 of 9526
My ship date has been changed from Aug 23. to Aug 28.

Kenneth
post #106 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennethhoeiland View Post

My ship date has been changed from Aug 23. to Aug 28.

Kenneth

From where?
post #107 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

Sure there is. I have a 500 Mark piece sitting in my coin collection right now.

I also have some pfennigs.

The mark piece is from just after WW1 and the pfennigs are from during WW2.

I wonder if I can trade in my old German Mark piece for Euros...

With "exist" I meant as a universal accepted currency, which it is not anymore, like the French and Belgin Franks, the Dutch Guilder etc.etc. You still can change them for euro's though, only under special conditions at branches of national central banks.
post #108 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbMagFab View Post

From where?


From norwegian internet shop komplett.no

Kenneth
post #109 of 9526
post #110 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosurrender View Post

No, you don't!
The German Mark was introduced in 1948 after WWII. What you seem to have in your pockets might be some "Reichsmarks" which existed in the earlier days, but no German Marks.
German Marks can still be traded into Euros at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt while Reichsmark can't.

Regards, nosurrender

We are both right and both wrong. It is 500 Mark from the Deutches Reich. So it is a German Mark (as seen in the picture). Sorry if they are not too clear, I just scanned them moments ago.



You are correct in that the latest version says Deutches Mark on the back and nothing more.

During WW2, the money printed said Reichsmark on it, and Reichspfennig, but prior to then it did not.







I do think you are right, though, in that they would not give me Euros for the older Marks.

Sorry for the OT, back to the topic at hand.
post #111 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by arttext View Post

With "exist" I meant as a universal accepted currency, which it is not anymore, like the French and Belgin Franks, the Dutch Guilder etc.etc. You still can change them for euro's though, only under special conditions at branches of national central banks.

I understand. The English Pound still exists, the German Mark does not.

Gotcha.
post #112 of 9526
OK...I'm confused on how the connection/interface would lay out.

The card is primarily used for the Audio decoding (TrueHD/DTS-Master) via HDMI. So for the audio portion, I would have Xonar(HDMI)-->Pre/Pro/Recv(HDMI) that is capable of decoding the audio codec.

Then there's the video which is output by another video card via DVI->HDMI to TV.

1. So does this mean you need 2 HDMI interface now from the HTPC? So much for having one single cable to handle both audio and video.

2. Or does it mean that the Xona is cable of doing all the video processing and ouput 1080p(on a 1x PCIe?), so the video card is no longer required?

3. Or ???
post #113 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by soyuppy View Post

OK...I'm confused on how the connection/interface would lay out.

The card is primarily used for the Audio decoding (TrueHD/DTS-Master) via HDMI. So for the audio portion, I would have Xonar(HDMI)-->Pre/Pro/Recv(HDMI) that is capable of decoding the audio codec.

Then there's the video which is output by another video card via DVI->HDMI to TV.

1. So does this mean you need 2 HDMI interface now from the HTPC? So much for having one single cable to handle both audio and video.

2. Or does it mean that the Xona is cable of doing all the video processing and ouput 1080p(on a 1x PCIe?), so the video card is no longer required?

3. Or ???

It looks like you plug in your video card via HDMI to the in-port of the XDAV and it will process and pass through the video/audio via the HDMI output.
post #114 of 9526
Well, this isn't good news... from the Asus Xonar HDAV web page, regarding the packaged version of TMT:
Quote:


NOTE: Bundled version supports high-definition audio decoding and playback, including DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digtial Plus. Advanced HDMI 1.3 HD audio pass-through feature will be available soon via TMT patch update.

So we won't get bitstream when this card is released? Super lame...

Here's the product page:
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...55&modelmenu=1
post #115 of 9526
That's been there for a while, unfortunately.

I think originated by temax?

photo 3
http://www.myav.com.tw/forum/showthr...hreadid=345113
post #116 of 9526
Quote:

Last post (08-20-2008 02:07 AM) says that the shipping will be delayed to Sept. 10th.
post #117 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreydeng View Post

Last post (08-20-2008 02:07 AM) says that the shipping will be delayed to Sept. 10th.

I wonder what the three companies referred to inthat post are. Two are obvious: Asus and Arcsoft. I wonder what the third is? Microsoft? Realtek?
post #118 of 9526
So this might not even ship until about the time when the Auzentech is coming out (?). That IS lame.
post #119 of 9526
Quote:
Well, this isn't good news... from the Asus Xonar HDAV web page, regarding the packaged version of TMT:
Quote:
NOTE: Bundled version supports high-definition audio decoding and playback, including DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digtial Plus. Advanced HDMI 1.3 HD audio pass-through feature will be available soon via TMT patch update.
So we won't get bitstream when this card is released? Super lame...


I'd say we could still be able to reach for bitstreaming. Obviously they haven't mentioned the DTS-HDMA, only dts-hd as for not supported initially.

If you look carefully on the website where our friend from taiwan tests the new card, it seems to me that he compliments DTS-HDMA exclusively.

Anyway. When can we now expect our baby???
post #120 of 9526
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffreydeng View Post

Last post (08-20-2008 02:07 AM) says that the shipping will be delayed to Sept. 10th.

I don't see that post anywhere... did they delete it, or did you make it up?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Home Theater Computers
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › Home Theater Computers › *Official* Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 thread