Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fredericton, NB
I had lots of "fun" with the Live 24 bit.
In the end, due to the HTPC going in the bedroom, the Live came out and I am using the onboard audio.
Whle messing with the Live 24, I had to fight to get it to work every time I reinstalled MCE (Lots of configuration testing that I wanted to do clean each time). One thing that I decided quickly was to NOT install anything more than the drivers. Where I am only using the HTPC for HT usage, all of the EAX stuff is unnecessary for me anyways.
Personally, my attitude about audio in my HTPC is that if you are not doing anything big, stereo from the onboard audio is fine. If you are doing anything more industrious, you should seriously be outputting the audio via SP/DIF or TOSLINK to an external amp or something like the Logitech Z-5500. The HTPC that gets built for the main HT in the basement will be based on a NForce2 Ultra with the full NVidia sound chip and will output via TOS or SP to my HT amplifier.