Good audio setup for a Home Theater PC?
April 12, 2006 11:57 PM Subscribe
What's the best combination of soundcard, speaker bundle and/or receiver I can get to work with a standard PC running MediaPortal
that I'm using as a HTPC?
posted by mmcg to Technology (8 answers total)
I'm by no means an audiophile, and all I'm really concerned about is nice, loud 5.1 that'll sound good to someone who listened to a lot of really loud music in high school and college.
Ideally I'd like the computer to be able to send whatever type digital audio you might find on a DVD to the speaker set up, but all the hype put out by companies like Creative Labs has me confused. Do I need a soundcard and a set of 5.1 computer speakers, or a soundcard and a receiver and a set of home theater speakers, or what? I'd love to hear specific product recommendations if anything has built setups similar to this, and, again, I'm looking for functional and affordable rather than, you know, German and shiny.