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Old 03-16-08, 11:25 AM   #12
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Default Re: My ultimate HD theatre

The problem with running your HD theatre setup through a computer as opposed to a standalone player/receiver is that the HD-sound will suffer. As far as I know, you cannot output Dolby TrueHD or DTS-MA through a computer, so it will be down mixed into DD or DTS if you output it over optical.

If you buy a standalone HD-DVD player (can be gotten for ridiculously cheap these days) and a blu-ray player it will cost less than the 1500 pounds you'll pay for the computer, and will destroy it sound quality wise.
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