Need to buy PCI Sound Card Budget based

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    harishgayatri New Member

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    Hi,

    I would like to buy a Sound Card with Optical or Digital Out options.

    It is supposed to be PCI based not PCIe and also good value for money.

    I would be connecting it to my Home theater System for watching HD movies with mostly DTS audio tracks.

    Please Help
    Thanks in Advance
    harishgayatri
     
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    whats the Budget !!
     
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    800-1000 bucks
     
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    there wont be optical or co-axial outs on 1~2k cards.
     
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    Actually dOm1naTOr I did find one but it costs around 2K

    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Value with S/PDIF out as the option.

    So anybody has this card. Please comment on it.
     
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    dOm1naTOr Wise Old Owl

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    it seems a good deal. Though the sound blaster audigy isnt gr8 at sound quality, there wont be any degradation in performance by using a digital out and decoding in the home theater system.
    which system do you have?

    there are lots of mobos with onboard optical/co axial outs. That wud ve saved u 2k and a PCI slot.
     
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    dOm1naTOr are you asking about my home theater system or my PC.

    The Home Theater System is SONY DAV DZ-570

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    My PC is an Intel Pentium 4 with D865GBF Mobo Ati HD3650 AGP DDR2 512MB Graphics and SoundMAX Digital Audio with 6 channel support.
     
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    Anyway I dont need this got S/PDIF out working as passthrough using my Onboard sound card.

    And BTW I reeeeeealy wanted to say Creative is a sh*t, and it also sucks big time.

    I does not support linux or Mac.

    Stupid Idiots aren't they.:x
     
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