Originally Posted by SiriuslyCold
It sounds like it will pass DD/DTS streams via digital out without decoding. No help there regarding MLP I don't think ... unless it has HDMI output?
Thanks for the response Sirius.
If, as you say, it will pass DD/DTS streams, in my case via SPDIF, without decoding, what does that mean not to decode? If the streams are not decoded will they be 'downsampled'/'downmixed' or whatever the phrase is for degrading a high resolution signal down to a naff one? So DVD-A at 24/96 could end up as 16/48? Is that what you mean?
This soundcard has no HDMI. It has SPDIF, as well as 2 other ins and outs via a breakout box, which is connected to a small mixer for getting microphone and record deck preamp signals into the sound card. Also connected to a Denon stereo amp with 2 speakers.
So if I'm going to go surround sound, I guess I have to get a surround amp and several speakers. My budget will not allow me to buy a surround amp and speakers that will sound better than this Denon stereo. So I'm considering the dolby headphone plug-in.
Is this plug-in going to work on my system?