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DTS or Dolby Digtal 5.1 out of a laptop?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Taggraptor, May 27, 2007.

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  1. Taggraptor

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    Hi all,

    I have a laptop with no fiber optic or digital coax output.

    I'm trying to figure out if there is any piece of hardware I could attach (through the USB or PCMCIA/etc) that will allow me to output through fiber or digital cable to get Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 or 6.1 surround to my A/V receiver.

    My A/V receiver has a DTS 6.1 and DD 5.1 decoder onboard, so I figure maybe I don't need a soundcard with a decoder? Not sure. Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. chuckd1991

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    Soundblaster makes an audio card that you put into your laptop's ExpressCard slot. It'll give you surround sound.
     
  3. Taggraptor

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    Very cool. You wouldn't happen to know which one it is?

    Thanks for the help, btw.
     
  4. chuckd1991

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    Go to soundblaster.com and click on Products. There's actually 2 laptop sound adapters. The new X-Fi and the Audigy. The X-Fi is for the ExpressCard slot, and the Audigy is for a PCMCIA slot.
     
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