Introducing HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1 (Dolby Digital Live PCI)

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  1. alvins

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    it looks damn interesting....and DD on-the-fly encoding is exactly what i've been hanging out for --> here's hoping its as good as it looks
     
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    I have it setup and running on my system (including the optional daughterboard for optical in/out etc.). Very nice card - love the no clutter one cable running to my av amp.
     
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    wow nice....where did you get it?

    What does it sound like - and what kind of rig are you running?? Does the DD encoding sound as good as the other ppl were saying?

    I've already got a DD/DTS capable home theatre amp so I'd only need the standard sound card right? no need for the "powerpack"?

    cheers
     
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    Got it off ebay.

    Rig is P4 system with Harmon Kardon AV amp hooked up. And yes the DD sounding sounds very nice - I can't really give a comparison - don't know what to compare to - but yeah - love it.

    The extra daughterboard gives you coax in/out and optical in/out. The soundcard already has 1 optical out.
     
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    How much did you pay for it all up? im looking for a similar solution since im sick of switching for gaming and 5.1 divx files
     
  8. dinos22

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    guys this card looks pretty good

    is there going to be a PCI Express version...also

    i do a bit of video editing and sound is a bitch as it prolongs the encoding time considerably....how does this card do with that sort of thing given the right codecs compared to your normal onboard...i have that Asus A8N-SLI mobo...hence using onboard sound ATM
     
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    I paid around 200 all up.
     
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    Shouldn't make any difference to encoding time.

    I can't imagine Analog sound quality being great on that card either, although the DD encoding seems to be the major selling point.
     
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    OK well that is what I am getting at....Dolby Digital encoding time....what sort of difference is it to normal cards
     
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    again I don't think it will make any difference to encoding time when encoding video/audio. But I may be wrong. Just double check before you buy it.

    When I say DD encoding is the selling point I mean as far as playing games, watching DVD's. Not creating DVD's.
     
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    I haven't noticed any lag in the sound.
     
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    Stratos....why do you think the analogue sound would be average? As far as I can tell it'd be about Revo quality (which isn't too shabby no?)

    Yeah keep the opinions coming ppl plz....very interested in this card but I'd like more thoughts so that I not just being seduced by hype.

    Cheers.
     
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    Keep in mind I havn't tested the card, so I am only *assuming* analogue would be average. The revo is based around the VIA Envy chipset whereas the HDA is based around a C-media which have never been known for good quality. That said I would be interested in seeing direct comparisons between it and some other known cards on the market.
     
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    ah gotcha....

    I guess we need to wait for the reviews then --> a big smiley thumbsup for the person who finds the first real review and divulges the linky :D

    if that don't get you excited nothing will.
     
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    But one would assume that the only people buying this card are those seeking to utilise the DDlive feature for seperate decoders thus negating the fact that the analogue output may be of poor quality.

    I for one am very interested in this card, though im not going to pay $200 for something that there are no reviews for.
     
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    Does anyone know if this card is available in Australia yet? I would rather get it from a local distributor rather than ordering it from Korea.

    Also according to the official website, they are out of stock atm :paranoid:
     
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    afaik late april release in the US....who knows here
     
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