ASUS have created another "world first" sound card aimed squarely at the Home Theatre PC community, called the ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3. This sound card solves a number of issues that HTPC builders have been waiting for!
Firstly, it can playback Blu-ray DVD movies at full HD resolutions without down scaling the picture and/or sound down to DVD quality as the ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 is a fully HDMI 1.3 compliant sound card.
Secondly, it includes 2 HDMI ports on the sound card, so that the video out from your Video Card can be connected to the HDMI video-in on the sound card and the second HDMI port is a video-out for connecting to your TV or Projector. The ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 will add the sound to the video and output it via the second HDMI connector (ie. the video-out HDMI connector).
Thirdly, the sound card is a ultra high-end sound card and you will hear sound and see video detail that you have never seen before!
There is no motherboard or other sound cards available at present that support Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD. This is a must have Sound Card for your Home Theatre PC!
We are expecting very limited stock to arrive on the 7th or 8th of October 2008.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.