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Old April 15, 2008, 04:57 PM
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Might be nice to turn this into a general HTPC guide if we don't have one already.

Not trying to thread-jack, but I thought there was alot of details involved with building ones own speakers, regarding the enclosure, pressure, airflow, cabling etc? Maybe it just appears more daunting to me than it really is in reality.

Also noticed someone mentioned Paradigm speakers - I still have a set of floor-standing speakers that I got in the early 90s and they work great. If they still build them like they did, then you'll definitely have something good there.
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Old April 16, 2008, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dwoods99 View Post
I also got a PCH unit (Popcorn Hour) and looking for a simple solution for the lack of DTS support without an AVR hooked up.
The PCH is hooked up directly to an LCD screen which has RED/WHITE audio (analogue connectors.
I am using HDMI video/audio right now which works for AC3 audio. What I need is a convertor that
accepts the PCH's SPDIF output back to analogue.
unfortunately this a draw back with the current version of the PCH. The reason that you can't play DTS over analogue audio connectors is the PCH can't output DTS to a PCM bitstream. It can only do a passthrough. I think this partially because therer is so much more information in a DTS bitstream than Dolby. What i use is a digital coax to my audio reciever with ac3/dts on raw. Works like a charm.
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