|Originally posted by mjcumming|
I am getting an almost 2 second delay using the spdif out from the p4pe. Cineplayer is worse then WinDVD but obvious on both.... Any suggestions?
|Originally posted by Owen|
Letâ€™s get one point cleared up here.
It you use the SPDIF output (optical or coax) of the P4PE or any other sound card you are NOT using the processing functions on the card / board.
You are just passing the digital data to your external device.
Unless there is something very wrong with the SPDIF output system on the board or sound card, you will not get better or worse quality if you are using an external receiver-amp. The external device is doing ALL the decoding and this is what you will be listening to.
There is no need to buy a sound card just to use the SPDIF output.
If you want to here the sound quality of any sound system you must us the ANALOGUE outputs. You are then using the decoder and digital to digital converters on the P4PE or sound card.
All SPDIF outputs have problems with jitter which has an effect on quality.
Expensive external Digital to Analogue converters have jitter correction systems to help with this problem. Cheap receivers do NOT.
The on board sound system on the P4PE is not using the SPDIF link. And therefore you may find that the ANALOGUE outputs of the P4PE sound better than a cheap external receiver-amp.
External receivers have there place. Mainly for control and ease of use. NOT quality unless you want to spend BIG money.