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Old October 3, 2008, 09:28 PM
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Of course, but for HTPC even, HDMI receivers are a consideration with current videocards, including bluray and DTS/dolby HD formats. In fact, it would kind of be the standard, wouldn't it? Consideration might also need to be given to analogue HD, possibly? I mean, in the end, dealing with HTPC boards would deal with the audio as well, wouldn't it? I mean, wouldn't then any audio card reviews need to be compared to onboard solutions?

I mean, you can get by with using SPDIF and HDMI for 1080P in HTPC situation, but doesn't that defeat the purpose of HDMI in the first place?

I guess what I'm saying is, doesn't Home Theatre, by nature, include audio?


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Yes it does.

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I second..:)
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I don't want to step on anybody's toes(rob), but if this is done to be done right, IMHO, HWC would need to have a standard for audio, a baseline. I don't know how to properly address this, what to consider good, or bad...because everyone's ears are different, they will hear things slightly differently...do you rate sound good because it meets it's specs numerically, or subjectively?

I also kinda think that if there are different reviewers for audio, then there would need to be a stardard is how things are tested, using the same audio/movies/games...

Currently in the audio reviews the testing is similar, but not always the same, so I guess I'm looking to see if we can't hammer this out so that reviews, across the field, are consistent.

I hope I'm not stepping out of line here...but as you can see, I've given this alot of thought.
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You are allowed your musings without anything thinking you are stepping on their toes. However, if you have ideas I would ask you to PM me since this isn't exactly the place for discussing methodologies and whatnot.
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question,
just because my review is on a peripheral does that mean any reviews i do in the future for you guys (if im accepted :D) would have to be for peripherals?
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just because my review is on a peripheral does that mean any reviews i do in the future for you guys (if im accepted :D) would have to be for peripherals?
No. But to begin with your reviews will be more peripheral-based with the odd review coming from other categories if there is an overflow of work which the other reviewers can't take.
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Old October 7, 2008, 06:32 AM
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I see,
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Old October 28, 2008, 06:12 PM
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So will people that are succesful applicants be announced on November 1st as well?
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Old October 28, 2008, 07:37 PM
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Contest is extended to November 15th.
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