BluRay + Video questions....
My dad finally bought a new tv...so he finally has 1080p. He wants BluRay also which means I need to update his HTPC....
First, would upgrading his 3870 to a 5750 provide any better pic quality (or anything along that line)?
Second, he uses a Yamaha receiver that can do all that BluRay sound stuff (TrueHD sound or whatnot)... how can he watch BluRay movies via HTPC and get the best sound? Would he still need to get a 5750 video card to do that and or sound card? This is in regards to playing recorded BluRay movies off HD and actual discs...or is that only if he wants to use just a hdmi cable (vs hdmi + coax/opt)
I'm thinking the sound card is ONLY for those that don't have a receiver that can do the specific sound decoding (like for bluray)...? Would he just continue to use his spdif (?) out from the MB to receiver? ...Or? (using Asus P5Q Deluxe motherboard)
If he does need to get a sound card, is one better than the other (Asus vs Auzentech ones mentioned)?
Third, any reason for going with TMT vs PDWD9?
Last edited by Skie; 2009-11-30 at 10:30 AM.