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Old 09-01-2004, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Creative Soundblaster 5.1 Live! or Hercules Digifire 7.1?

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I am planning to purchase a 5.1 channel home theatre system. I have drilled down to two choices 1) Creative Soundblaster 5.1 Live! 2) Hercules Digifire 7.1 and am planning to use Creative Inspire 5.1 5200 speakers.

Would a Hercules Digifire 7.1 make a significant difference as against a Creative Soundblaster 5.1 Live!? My main aim of purchasing is to watch DVD movies.

I have heard that both these cards perform well, but if given a choice which one would you choose and why?

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Old 09-01-2004, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Creative is best.

Also, just for noting sake, the Digifire supports 7.1 speaker channels, while the Creative supports only 5.1. If you're only going to use a 5.1 setup (four speakers, center, base) then the Creative is all you need.
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Thanks, but does the Creative card have a separate line out for center / subwoofer?

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Old 09-01-2004, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Did you read the documentation? Creative has a nice website with downloadable manuals, images, specs, and everything else.

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Why not get an Audigy 2?
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