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Thread: For those who want true 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELEmental59437
    You would loose the single PCI slot if you have an ITX board. I am using my PCI slot for a PCMCIA>PCI adaptor running a 802.11b card. Much better than a USB network card and I can slide other cars in if I ever needed to.
    Depending on your space you can just slap in a 2 card riseron an ITX board anf get 2 PCI cards not just one. So no you don't loose the single PCI slot. Just put a riser in... sound plus 802.11x PCI card (I don't like PC Cards) or a PCI AM/FM tuner card if you have no headunit... all just depends on your space.

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    My Cubid case was a tight fit when I got it, then I stuffed an Opus 150 watt in there and relocated the HD, theres no way I am fitting anything else in there.

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    Yes there is a button to switch beetween digital and analog. You can use the prologic with analog to distribute the sound to each chanel

    Space is usually a comodity in the carputer world i.e. i have my carputer in my glovebox so there is no way a can fit a riser card.
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    heh glad we stuck to the topic...

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    @corruption
    You certianly lost me. What device exactly has the Digital DIN type of connector and where are you connecting it?
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    I was thinking of using the Midiland ADS4000 to decode spdif into six channels. Any thoughts?

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    I dont know if this is related to phatbimmer's question...

    Does the external dsp just decode 5.1 signals or does it also convert 2 channel sources into 5.1 kinda like prologic does.

    Meaning: What if you just want 2 channel normal stereo and only want 5.1 when playing dvds. Since it's only stereo, will it come out stereo, or will it be turned into "fake surround".

    thanks

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    Never heard of it. Are you sure that is correct name. I did a search and couldn't find anything on it

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    The DSP decodes both Dolby digital (5.1 codec) DTS (5.1 codec) Linear PCM (stereo codec...this is what mp3's get interpreted as) and Pro Logic which is more of an filter that takes analog and creates a "fake" surround

    Also for those who are interested... One snag that I have stumbled upon is the use of the MIC and Line in with S/PDIF out.

    I think this might be a driver issue because a member here that has the EPIA M10000 has the 'line in' input coming out the spdif on his HTPC.

    I have tried a series of drivers listed on the viarena website and still cant get the line in to play out the S/PDIF

    There are two solutions

    1. run an anolog line from the PC line out to the DSP and settle for analog... or
    2. Find the correct driver that will successfully acomplish this.

    As of now i have already ran a Phoenix Gold RCA cable to the DSP (i havn't tested it yet though) I will keep this thread updated
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    @l4tran
    Never heard of it. Are you sure that is correct name. I did a search and couldn't find anything on it
    Yes the name is correct. here is the link. you have to cut and paste it.
    http://midiland.com/proddetail.asp?l...r=60&category=

    My ADS3000 arrived yesturday, bought it for $50. I'll will test it out and see how it perform.

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    What about this one: Creative Decoder DDTS-100 , looks good for $120 .. newegg
    6.1 channel audio processor supporting Dolby® Digital EX and DTS®-ES, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Neo:6,

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