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surround sound and sound cards /dvd's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dlg0187, Jun 27, 2004.

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  1. dlg0187

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    i just bought the logitech z-640's

    logitech 640's

    all i have left is 20 bucks to complete this computer i am building....
    so i narrowed it down to 3 sound cards. i just want to watch a dvd movie in surround sound with the 640's.

    this chaintech says it supports dolby digital 5.1...
    chaintech

    but look at this aopen
    aopen

    it says it has all these special features...but doesnt even mention anything about dolby digital...will i be able to watch dvd's in surround sound with the aopen?

    i am soooo lost please help...o yeah... i also found this powmax
    powmax

    what will sound better with the 640's? i know the cards are cheap i guess...but all i got is AROUND $20... the chaintech says it supports dolby digital...but doesnt have as much features as the aopen....the aopen has many features... but doesnt support dolby digital...what to do?
     
  2. dlg0187

    dlg0187 Thread Starter

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    do i really need a sound card?
     
  3. pronute

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    No, the Realtek ALC650 6-Channel AC'97 CODEC is far better then the sound cards that you listed your money is better spent on a speakers to match the capabilities of your onboard audio.
     
  4. dlg0187

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    i forgot to say that im building a computer for a friend and the motherboard he has is a C-Media CMI9738/4CH AC'97 CODEC

    i am not sure that he will be able to take advantage of the 640's with that onboard sound. my question is which soundcard?
     
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  6. dlg0187

    dlg0187 Thread Starter

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    ill buy that i guess thanks everyone
     
  7. dlg0187

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    how are you supposed to connect a 5.1 speaker system to...say the onboard sound phonejack of a motherboard that supports 6 channel audio? it only has one line out, a line in, and mic. dont i need about 3 phonejacks, line outs?? i heard something about splitters...???
     
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    there are usually options for the number of speakers which swap the mic and line in to extra outs, thats how mine works anyway...
     
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