Still issues with getting surround to work properly on this card. Ready to hang it up with this one..Couple of questions first..Has anyone who has had the Xonar HDAV1.3 changed to the Essence ST or STX? Did you have issues with those or not? What are any major differences between the ST and STX(other than one being PCI or PCIe)? Finally any hardware or motherboard compatibility issue...I have a sneaky feeling that the card does not want to play nice on a system with an FM2 motherboard and APU....
Well, i have got it working-kinda ..sorta...... Installed a [email protected]@7leg Vista Ultamate had lying around...With UniXonar 1.72 i can get 5.1 channels only if i select 8ch in the C-Media control panel. The daughtercard output are working for the analog outs for Center/Sub/RrRt/RrLt; the side surround stil comes from the front L/R pair when i run speaker test either in the windows or C-Media controls...The Xonar panel will still only allow 2 speaker....a small victory....But this only works in Vista, still no go on the 7Ult or 8.1 systems..... BTW:64 bit OS' all
I just got Xonar HDAV deluxe and using it quite well. However, there are some concerns i would like to ask for help as below:
1) I am using TMT 6 and PowerDVD 14 to play Bluray iso. As my receiver doesn't have HDMI, I use analog out put of Xonar connect to AVR. The question is analog output is the real DTS-HD MA or downsample??
2) PowerDVD can play well with Xonar like TMT or not?
I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty card that i have tested,...has horrible background hiss during idle and quiesscent audio passages. Totally unusable for a hi fidelity HTPC....
Last edited by vcrpro3; 07-12-2014 at 06:33 PM.
I am now considering putting back my Sound Blaster Zx to use the analog outputs and using my SR5008 as just a power amplifier. HDMI has lots of problems like the screen flickering on and off each time you switch on the receiver, taking time to switch between bitstreaming and PCM, the first few seconds of sounds getting cut off, speaker configuration getting reset EVERY SINGLE TIME I START MY PC. It's such a nuisance.
The problem with using analog is you can't use Audyssey for room correction. Room correction makes a day and night difference and I will never use a system without it ever again. If I use analog I'll have to purchase Dirac Live which is superior to the Audyssey MultEQ XT version in my receiver. However I'm concerned about it introducing latency, and the virtual audio device it creates doesn't support OpenAL or EAX. I could layer Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 3 on to of it for the few games that use OpenAL but that would limit the frequency to 48 kHz.
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