Do I need a sound card even w/ the I3 CPU?
I'm using this Win7 PC as a DVR to record and playback TV shows.
Now I'd like to listen to Pandra internet radio or just inhance the audio experience.
I. my HTPC has a HDMI cable connected to the AVR how is the sound card connected to the AVR ?
2.currently have only 5.1 speakers will a 7.1 sound card be compatable w/ 5.1?
3.will plugging in a sound card and updating driver be a easy process like plug and play ?
confussed w/ OEM modules w/out software.
the SC I link to will it require additionale software?
4.what features and specs. should a decent SC have?
5.Will the I3 CPU operate faster and cooler w/ a SC.?
6. Will audio from my recorded TV Window media center sound better?
I'm planning on obtaining a upgraded AVR from current the next step up AVR has internet radio builtin so I'm not sure if the AVR that I've picked
will meet my requirements.
7.I use a Harmony remote control looks like I'll have to add another activity named net radio configured w/ the SCs connections?
8.How do'es this SC look?