“I was super excited after reading up on the latest high-definition audio standards from DTS and Dolby, namely DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) and Dolby TrueHD. I wanted it all right away – give me, give me, give me!
From what I read at the beginning, it seemed as if I could use any half decent 7.1 sound card with eight channel analog outputs to receive and start experiencing new tracks in new and true HD audio style. Was it possible that a $15 magical set of Creative Home Theater cables could actually provide the solution? Well, in short, no – at least, not exactly.”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Edifier 2.1 Multimedia Speakers – Affordable Class @ BCCHardware
- Logitech Z Cinema PC Speakers Review @ Digital Trends
- Zalman ZM-DS4F Dual Speaker Headset/Headphones Review @ Tweaknews
- Sound Card Shootout: ASUS vs. Auzentech @ ExtremeTech
- HEXUS goes hands on with Logitech’s Squeezebox Duet
- Zalman ZM-DS4F Dual Stereo Headphones @ Hi-Tech Reviews
- Steelseries Siberia Neckband @ CPU3D
- Vaja i-Volution SP – Leather Case for Apple iPhone Users @ Legit Reviews
Tweaktown looks at TrueHD on the PC, something that AACS’ DRM has made sure we can’t do currently. See, if you aren’t using HDMI 1.3, you aren’t allowed to hear TrueHD, and you can’t currently get HDMI 1.3 compliance on a PC. There is hope though, Auzentech was showing off the X-Tension at CES this year; it’s simply a HDMI 1.3 audio signal processing daughter board to stick onto your X-Meridian or X-Fi Prelude. Check out the whole story.