With the latest drivers from Asus though, it can emulate higher levels of EAX. I found no issues in playback with my small collection of Blu-ray disks. The card also features a combo digital coax and optical port, but I question the usage due to the HDMI output already present. Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2. It has a front panel header on the pcb, does that qualify as atleast half a point deduction from it not having an analogue output?

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We visited a few of the most popular hardware manufacturers here in Taiwan in the last few days to get the low down on what will be new on the Computex show floor for By Bright Side of News on August 14, Given the subjective matter of products which cannot be precisely measured, we decided to split the conclusion in the three parts. Asus have provided the basics needed to use the HDAV 1. Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2. The card fits in any modern PCI slot, and installation is very straight forward.

Asus HDAV 1.3 Slim Review: Bitstream for the Masses?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. So, like any good modder, he built one himself, for less. The card also supports bitstreaming Dolby Digital 5. That is the product we are taking a look at today. They then rebranded the chip the Asus AV Is Topre Realforce the Realthing?


We drop into Antec’s office and shake the windows with its new 2. By Expert Reviews on June 01, Verdict: This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. The contents are fair, and it has everything a user needs to get their HTPC set up with this card.

It comes with a driver disk, a Total Media Theater 2. This allows the protected passthrough of HD audio. Bitstream for the Masses?

Asus Xonar HDAV Slim PCIe Reviews and Ratings – TechSpot

These are big cards with heavy power consumption while under load. We won’t share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site skim, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time. Not a whole lot of padding in there, but the box is thick enough to absorb shock when needed. That means it theoretically can pull 25 watts at most.

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The PC is started it, the card will automatically transmit video even though drivers are not installed, and the user can then apply the correct drivers.


Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. The second thing they should know is to also download the latest Total Media Theater 3 package from Sli, do not download directly from ArcSoft, as the product key provided with the sound card will not work. Asus UK Price as reviewed: The design of the card, and its connectivity, basically insure a fully digital pathway for audio.

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Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim PCIe

If you only going to use it on a TV with stereospeakers or headphones you probably will be satisfied with on-board audio. Bitstream for the Masses?

Written by Kat Orphanides. This chip features full HDCP 1.

A decent package even when sitting slmi a retail shelf, the card is sure to stand out and will give you all the information you need when deciding whether to purchase the card.