If my audio is going directly from my standalone units to my AV receiver and my video is going through the HTPC, do I need to be concerned about a delay between video and audio due to the processing going on within the HTPC?
I have a very flexible & powerful setup, and I leave it so that the audio from my Replay & VCR run directly to my receiver, and I notice no problems. The video goes through my receiver, then to my ATI AIW 7500.
Originally posted by llogan Specs? Flexible and powerful sounds impressive but what does that mean exactly?
Oh, sorry. I don't think my equipment really matters, and I was subconciously bragging probably. Anyway, I have a Delta 1010LT as my main soundcard, and a Harmon Kardon AVR-320 for my receiver. The way I have everything set up is pretty darn flexible if I want it to be. Currently, I do not use S/PDIF output, because I think the WinDVD audio decoders are great. I output my music through outputs 7 & 8 (Media Jukebox allows you to select your outputs), which go to the CD input on my HK, then outputs 1-6 go to the direct inputs on my HK. My Soundblaster Audigy's outputs are connected to the Delta's inputs, and can then be patched through to the HK with no hassle if I wish to play a game that uses the Audigy. My SVHS VCR goes to the HK, as does my Replay. This way, I have full control, with little or no pain, over the processing I want to apply to my music, tapes, and TV. If I decide to let the HK do the DVD decoding, I can do that too, although I don't really like S/DIF, and WinDVD 3.2 has some trouble under XP with it's S/PDIF output. All-in-all, I am very pleased with how everything has worked out. I put a lot of effort & research into it, and the only thing I haven't decided on yet is whether or not to add a Dscaler compatible Svideo input card in.
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