[vdr] Recommendation for new hd vdr system.

Artem Makhutov artem at makhutov.org
Sun Nov 15 12:24:45 CET 2009


Hi,

Seppo Ingalsuo schrieb:
> On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 11:48 +0100, Artem Makhutov wrote:
>> You can use an .asoundrc to encode 7.1ch PCM to AC3 or DTS and use the
>> SPDIF over HDMI as output device.
>
> Tandem coding is not healthy for audio quality if highest quality
> matters and DD at handles 5.1 "only".
>
>> I am also not aware of any SPDIF cards, that can output PCM 5.1ch or
>> 7.1ch audio without encoding audio to AC3 or DTS manually....
>
> No it's not possible because SPDIF has rather limited bandwidth. It was
> designed for 48 kHz 16 (up to 20) bit stereo PCM originally.
>
> The situation with Nvidia HDMI audio is perhaps improving, by Googling I
> found this one:
>
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=140264
>
> Perhaps it's soon time to search for a passive cooled G210 or GT220
> card!

Sorry, then I don't understand your problem. I have absolutly no 
problems with my Zotac ION Mainboard and HDMI Audio output.

I am using PCM Stereo output and when I have DD sound then I am using 
AC3/DTS PassThrough over HDMI.

Regards, Artem



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