- How do you tell if a given BR disk uses a given codec for or outputs a given resolution *:
A.1080 i or
...Since someone does not expect this to be a label on its title ? [*Q]
"Today, the most advanced implementation of the audio-over-HDMI feature is available with ATI Radeon HD 4800/4600/4500 series cards. The integrated audio core from Realtek can output 7.1 audio (192kHz/24bits per sample) with a bit rate of 6.144Mbps in AC3, DTS, Dolby True HD, DTS HD and LPCM formats. Nvidiaâ€™s GeForce 8, 9 and GTX 200 series are limited by the capabilities of the S/PDIF interface and support 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS, and 2-channel LPCM. The integrated graphics cores Intel GMA 4500 and GeForce 8300 can output 7.1 LPCM audio, too."
- for the most part. You could probably be safe in saying that using the HDMI from one of these 'discreete video cards insures that you will have 'sound'?* Building a speaker system itself is another story,as it may be impossible to predict just what a given BR disk release will implement :
Dolby True HD
LPCM are codec type specifications while..
7.1 LPCM are a connection type specification.That is included in various equipment that supports a type of 'stereo'(x # of speakers/type of equipment(line type)).Implementing the Codec.
....of course when you can only plug into the HDTV that has no output to other equipment.[*Q]
I'm supposing that a person wanting to create an HTPC system would want to insure the least cost in doing so at first. So components should have adaquate accomadation for future-proofing for further build outs.
The type of BR player wasn't mentioned.?[ ] and:
Is the support for BR disk,GPU drivers/codecs etc . dimenished if you wanted to take advantage of a system that had more memory supported - 64 bit Op.Sys.?[ ]
What about Lynix ?[ ]
Out from the blue...the MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec:
You camera you just paid x dollars for does the MPEG4 movies only for its format.How can you be assured that you will be able to edit,and store your MPEG4 movies to disk for playback ? From my travels I haven't found that accesories are easily noticed to support this Format for editing on the computer (e.g.programs software proprietor suggestions).You should be able to invite among several proprietors to run your equipment (e.g.apple only).
P.S. I really believe that given certain emphasis,HTPC systems for supporters of them,are not really quite interested in supporting BR,for HDTV resolutions,for playback of studio release Movie Titles.Though it may be a requirement of such a system. The HTPC purpose is purely for the "PC"aspect of doing so.
*Hello.X-bit lab articles have been always informative in my browsing of them.
Thanks for the posting space.