Reviews and Problems with Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
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NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 8!!
2 November 2013
Summary: WARNING! : to all users on Windows 8.1 and most likely Windows 8 too, this does not work properly. I have 8.1 when I got this, installed the drivers and software that came with it, even went online to install "updates" but nevertheless, this device is still not compatible with the new operating system. Whether it be drivers that are missing or etc.
Summary: Attempted to install current (from Creative web site) drivers...BSOD on reboot every time. Drivers are from 2012. No amount of fussing would prevent the BSOD. A review of web history indicates this a common problem with Creative drivers. 5.1 Audio might have worked well, but I'm senting this thing back ASAP.
Summary: Just what I wanted: The unit worked just as I was hoping. I plugged it in to the USB port, attached my Logitech speakers up and enjoyed my music again. This unit was easy to install, the speaker hook was easy and I would recommend it to others.
Was not cooperating with Dolby Digital Live in Windows 8
17 April 2013
Summary: I bought this sound card to try and use the 5.1 surround sound with my Astro Gaming A50 wireless headset. In order to do that though, the receiver requires Dolby Digital Live. I installed all the drivers and programs that came with the sound card and ran updates since it technically does not come with Windows 8 support out of the box (assuming since this product was released in 2010).
Summary: I love all the different settings it has and how easy it is to use.i love the 5.1 surround sound and how I can adjust each speaker I have connected to it. not at all disappointed. very satisfied customer.
Works with Ubuntu 12.10/13.04/13.10 & Linux Mint 15 (Olivia)
31 March 2013
Summary: I'm going to keep this review short and sweet because my sentiments have already been expressed by other reviewers. This device works with the two most popular Linux operating systems, Ubuntu (plus all related distributions such as Xubuntu) and Linux Mint 15. It works flawlessly in Ubuntu 12.10. Occasionally in 13.04 and 13.10 playback will start skipping for no apparent reason, but this can be fixed with a system reboot.
Summary: I use this with my laptop. It is the only way I know of to play DTS or Dolby 5.1 from BluRays and video files with digital sound tracks from a laptop. I would and DO recommend this to anyone who connects to your television with HDMI and also wants the home theater surround sound. I connect a optical (toslink) from this to my Logitech Z906 speakers. This is better than the Creative sound card in my desktop.