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New VIA Vinyl HD Audio Codecs Offer Full-Rate Blu-ray Audio with CyberLink PowerDVD

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today unveiled the next generation of VIA Vinyl HD Audio codecs, the VIA Vinyl VT1818S and 1828S, with support offered by CyberLink in their latest award-winning DVD player software, CyberLink PowerDVD.

The leading Blu-ray Disc and DVD playback software, CyberLink PowerDVD provides enhanced high-definition audio through the embedded VIA Vinyl HD VIA Vinyl 1828S Audio codecs, which also support Blu-ray Disc audio content protection, allowing for optimal audio output. Without content protection support, audio quality is dramatically reduced to that of a regular CD with a sampling rate of only 16-bit/48kHz.

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Isn't 10 channel = 9.1?
 

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Isn't 10 channel = 9.1?
Just as 8-channel is 7.1

VIA is merely using 8 (rear) output channels plus 2 (front-panel) output channels, and combined calling it "10 channel". Every Intel Azalia-compliant 8-channel codec is technically "10-channel" :)
 
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Oh, i can't sleep. I'm so excited about 11-channel. It's ever better than 10-channel. When is it going to be released? It also comes with new volume controls. Up to 11. So it's louder. :rolleyes:
 

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7.1 w/ (independant) headphone stereo jack.
 
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I wonder if Realtek has a new HD codec to counter this.
 

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I wonder if Realtek has a new HD codec to counter this.
Every ALC88x already does. Maybe ALC883/885 don't reach 100 dB SNR. 889A offers 109 dB.
 
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Why only .1? Why not .2?
 

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There is...
There is a Sony home theatre system with 7.2...
 

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VIA audio for the lose. What's more, driver support is literally non-existent with them. Creative needs to make an onboard Audigy series and wipe the floor with these guys... Only Realtek can really compete.
 

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.1 is the subwoofer. Only one channel is needed to produce intense bass.
Yes i know, but stereo bass wouldn't be better? :D
Ofcourse if the movies support it.
 

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Oh, i can't sleep. I'm so excited about 11-channel. It's ever better than 10-channel. When is it going to be released? It also comes with new volume controls. Up to 11. So it's louder. :rolleyes:
I've heard 11.2 in a home theater and it was pretty wild. I'll never understand why people invest that kind of money into it, but if you can afford it then why not I suppose. Compared to a traditional 5.1, or even 7.1 system, it didn't sound better enough to justify the price tag.
 
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^ I do hope you didnt miss the Nigel Tufnel reference. :rolleyes: What did you listen to on that magnificent 11.2? Spinal Tap?
 

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I just hope realtek gets something better than what they currently have. Im so tired of everyone using their codecs, they aren't that great. Id like to have some of these put on my board now.
 

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To CD Quality ? Isn't that topically 128 kbits ?. If so that pretty crappy.. Hate when company's only record to 128kbits.
 
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"innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms" = is that true
 

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c7 was out before atom, by a year or more. But nano not. While it was "launched on paper" before the atom, there were no SKUs available in the market before Atom. Atom got to market first.
 

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c7 was out before atom, by a year or more. But nano not. While it was "launched on paper" before the atom, there were no SKUs available in the market before Atom. Atom got to market first.
thanks for clarifying. i was 3/4 right at least.

"to market" doesnt mean much to me, as here in aus we dont get much of anything via these days.