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Old 09-05-08, 03:56 PM   #109
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Heh, that was lucky and good timing.
Yeah it was. Now I have some storage!
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Old 09-08-08, 09:58 PM   #110
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how can i get 5.1 and 7.1 out though digital optical out?

my mainboard only supports stereo output according to windows
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Old 10-01-08, 05:57 PM   #111
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anyone?
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Old 10-01-08, 06:07 PM   #112
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What kind of motherboard do you have and do you want 5.1 and 7.1 for games or just for movies?
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DDL or DTS Connect capable card.

If it's pre encoded material, your receiver should just pick it up. Depending on the software your using for playback.
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just for movies/shows, it is HTPC after all
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Well then you'll need a capable receiver, if the movie/show is stereo then you'll need to upmix. Vista has basic upmixing for most realtek cards built in. It wont be pretty, but it should suffice. Then again, I'm not even sure it works over optical. ::
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Here's an update on my HTPC, since I finally got some time to mess with it. I switched from Vista's Media Center to XBOX Media Center due to some really stupid issues. For example, when playing any AVI, video would become choppy for two minutes and the entire VMC would crash. No way. Also, you couldn't fast forward through any AVI!

So I switched and here's what I got (sorry for the large image):

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Old 10-03-08, 11:42 PM   #117
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Nice setup dude looks great.
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Nice setup dude looks great.
Thanks. I have so much work to do on my HTPC now that I've switched MC programs. But hey, I'm getting married in a week so I doubt that will happen anytime soon lol.
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very nice, i can't wait till they work out of all the bugs in XBMC. trully the best media center.

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very nice, i can't wait till they work out of all the bugs in XBMC. trully the best media center.

MS should learn from them
True that. I really wish XBMC dev team would hire the creator of the Aeon skin and make that as a default skin. PM3HD is ok, but it's nothing compared to Aeon.

XBMC finally froze my HTPC up . . . .
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