Pros: It accomplishes the task the hardware was designed for. Had no problem installing and using this in an old motherboard with a Pentium D and only a gb of RAM in windows 7.
Cons: The arcsoft total media theater software that comes with the card does NOT have a media center plugin like the full version from arcsoft does. I treated the software as a justification of the price but then I had to buy the full version with the plugin anyways for my HTPC so keep that in mind whe...
Summary: I bought the card out side of newegg, my goal was to run audio out of my ps3 into my computer. In my own words a htpc switcher. My goal was to run the sound into the hdmi, the computer would then boost the audio through my other sound card 1x pci asus xondar dx2.
Pros: the card will move video, at least it did for me.
Cons: No audio for what I had intended to use the card for.
Summary: The serial # printed on the Arcsoft TMT install disc sleeve is invalid. Had to pay the full price for TMT3 :( This is the last time I buy an Asus product! If you choose to buy TMT3 and SimHD as well please note that video up-scaling using the CPU works as advertised.
Pros: Fantastic sound - this comes from an audiophile. It does a good job at up-sampling audio.
Cons: Bundled software is a joke. TMT v2.x wont event start on Win 7x64. The OS will disable it upon start up.
Summary: The Asus PM in charge of this card did their homework, what audiophile and vidophile wants, but the rest ofthe team are not up to the task. Why would you bundle a software that can not take the main advantage of its hardware?? what gives?
Pros: Very good card using very very good DAC. Supports True DD, DTS master, HDMI output and pass thorugh (ONLY WITH CORRECT SOFTWARE). Very good dynamic range and close to audiophile external DAC sound quality.
Cons: Support? what support? Called left 2 messages, disconnected twice, try online chat never worked out. Asus support have no clue about this product at all and ofcourse they never called back. Bundled software will not do HDMI passthrough which defeat the whole purpose of this card.
Summary: Product worked well for about a week, easy install. Then the drivers packed in on my Windows 8.1 system and 'could not find any device' A quick bit of research and it seemed to be only me and one other with this problem so I guess I lucked out here.
Summary: die mitgelieferte abspielsoftware ist veraltet und somit unbrauchbar! eine neue lizens für den total media player ist somit fällig also nochmal fast 100euro bezahlen. find ich irgendwie nicht gerecht. warum kann asus da nicht nachbessern?
Excerpt: Особого смысла в приобретении такой звуковой платы сейчас нет, все функции по выводу битстрима сейчас выполняют видеокарты с HDMI-выходом.
Pros: Выводит битстримовый поток по HDMI, что в принципе сейчас актуально только для видеокарт без HDMI, есть кое-какие интересные настройки в родной софтине Xonar HDAV Center, но они скорее на любителя, может вывести значок DTS на ресивер, правда это только при включении DTS Interactive
Cons: 1)Цена; 2 отвратительный звук через аналог, хуже чем через встроенную звуковуху, слышны сильные помехи