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Old Apr 10, 2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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What would you recommend from the following sound setup options:

A. Logitech z-5300e with new Dolby Digital decode sound card

B. Logitech z-5500, keep current 5.1 Live!

What is the cheapest sound card around that does DD decoding for output to the 5300's?
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Old Apr 11, 2005, 02:53 PM   #2
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I am under the impression that the 5300's don't have a digital input, can I use true 5.1 through the analogs? My SB Live! has a digital out but it doesn't decode.
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I am under the impression that the 5300's don't have a digital input, can I use true 5.1 through the analogs? My SB Live! has a digital out but it doesn't decode.
That's the only way to get 5.1 without realtime dobly digital encoding a la azala, soundstorm, etc.
you don't need your sb live to decode, just get some good dvd playback.
with most soundcards you can only get stereo through the digital output for non dvd sources anyway.
so 5300e is just cheaper, the 5500 sounds slightly better.
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ok, so it's looking like 5300's then. I think the cheapest price is amazon: $140 shipped.


Now what do I have around here that's worth $140??



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