Summary: Over the course of this review, my opinion of this card has gradually improved alongside the software and drivers. Initially I wasn't very impressed, but could see the potential. With each updated version of the drivers and player I've become just a little more comfortable with the card.
Pros: » Includes low profile mounting bracket, » smaller form factor a plus for many HTPC's, » No external power source required, » Currently the least expensive HTPC bit streaming option, » Includes HDMI and DVI cables, » Installation was relatively straight forward, » Driver and software support is o...
Cons: » Beta software required to make it work properly, » No apparent integration with Windows Media Center, » Early adopters may have purchased TotalMedia Theatre Player 3 needlessly, » Poor DVD playback.
Conclusion: I particularly liked the packaging ASUS has put forth with the Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim sound card with it's non glossy matted finish, it's just a nice change from the norm. Of course, I also liked the whole black and gold color scheme, it just adds a certain touch of sophistication and quality.
Pros: Slim profile, 8 channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, HDMI cables included, Low to no CPU load
Cons: Low profile bracket difficult to install, Mixed use of electrolytic and solid state capacitors, Premium price
Conclusion: As I moved towards writing the conclusion to this review, the word 'comprehensive' was rattling around in my head to describe the Xonar HDAV's list of features. Then it began to dawn on me that 'comprehensive' really wasn't a strong enough word considering just how much functionality is on show...
Excerpt: Essential component for all HTPC builders Without Xonar HDAV1.3, Blu-ray disc goes down to DVD quality on PC Hyper grounding circuitry design PAPS with AACS compliance for original quality BD-audio output Broader color range Presents True HD video for HTPC Video up-sampling
Conclusion: Mais uma excelente placa de som da ASUS, com uma qualidade de construção soberba e qualidade de som excelente! É especialmente útil para quem tem colunas profissionais com suporte RCA, bem como sistemas de som com suporte HDMI, com audio totalmente digital!
Pros: Excelente qualidade de construção, com componentes de elevada qualidade, OPAMPs substítuiveis., Protecção contra interferências electromagnéticas, Nada de ruídos parasitas! Mesmo com o som no MÁXIMO não se ouve nada!, Saídas RCA, de melhor qualidade, especialmente para colunas profissionais, Adap...
Overview: Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Deluxe, la regina dell'HTPC
10 February 2008
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