PCs have limitations when you play back Blu-ray discs, as they can only bitstream DVD quality audio formats (48kHz sample rate) due to the lack of content protection and HDMI 1.3 interface! With the ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim HDMI audio card you can get true Blu-ray bitstreaming with sample rates of up to 192/96kHz. Read on to what we think of this sound card!
"The ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim is an impressive piece of hardware. The software bundle is top notch with the inclusion of Total Media Theater 3, one my favorite media applications. I honestly was expecting some frustration from either the drivers or HDMI handshakes, but I am very happy to say that everything worked perfectly. For our article, we used Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. ASUS has done a great job on their drivers and the customization on Total Media Theater 3 and I have to say it was quite a relief that it all worked so well out of the box..."