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I am looking at setting my computer to be a component of my home theater. I need some advise as to which sound cards would be best.


I have a Denon AVR-3200 with 5.1 decoding, Optical digital, and coax digital inputs. I would like to buy a sound card that lets me play dvds and route the sound and video through the reciever. I purchased a ATI video card that gives me an s-video out.


I would prefer to use the optical digital out, but am having trouble finding a sound card that can transfer the sound to the receiver.


Any suggestions would be appreacitated.


Setup: Pentium 4 Celeron 1.8ghz, 512mb ram, dvd rom, cd r/w.
 

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BTT for the day crew.
 

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q3131a - not many people are advocates for the CL Audigy cards, but I have one, and I completely love the fact I have the option for both digital optical/coax out, or analog 5.1 out...it's very flexible IMHO...some people don't like it, but it's been a champ for me...
 

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Thanks guys. I'll look into them.
 

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I also hook my sound card to my receiver. I use the creative labs audigy 2 platinum THX certified card. It has both optical in and out. Works great!
 

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Seeing as both the Audigy and Audigy 2 resample all audio, with considerable artifacts, to 16/48, they would not be ideal.


Something along the lines of the Terratec DMX 6Fire-LT would probably serve you best.
 

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I'm actually looking for digital inputs (for DAT) and RCA inputs as well. Not looking for hi tech outputs. This will be used for copying laserdiscs and SVHS. Anyone have any thoughts on one with clean inputs?
 
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