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Pros: As it pertains to sound quality; everything
Cons: Add in card for the other 5 channels does not have nuts to secure jacks like the left and right channel on the main card; be careful.
Other Thoughts: I have owned this card for over a year now and I have acquired better equipment such as an Onkyo 5009 receiver, Polk RTi A9 fronts, CSi A6 center, Infinity Entra Bass, Oppo 95 disc player. My original equipment was good, this is better. I have run comparisons between the sound card and the oppo 95. The oppo's analog with SACD is great but you cant play SACD on a computer. Blue Ray DTS HD and Dolby HD are incredible on the Oppo. Mp3 through the sound card is superior to the Oppo. Blue ray sound through the sound card is extremely good but the Oppo has an edge. In the final analysis, a 250 dollar runs head to head with a 1000 dollar disc player! In the case of CD and Mp3, the sound card is superior! One must understand that different platforms have their own strengths as weaknesses. If you have to pick, I'd go with the sound card as it offers more versatility and better value for what it does. The card does a very good job with every format have tried so far. In the last week I added Windows 8. The card seems to like that OS better than Win7. I am trying to not like Windows 8 but I simply cant. I am dual booting between 7 and 8 and there is a difference. HT Omega's customer service is second to none. I had the drivers before I had the OS; Jason is knowledgeable and very quick to respond.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I've had this card for more than a year, I have replaced my AVR (Onkyo 708) with an Onkyo 5009. I purchased Polk RTi A9 fronts with a CSi A6 center and an Infinity Entra Sub. I aslo now have an Oppo 95 (up from a Samsung C6500 BDP)). The Bose 701's are now being used as rears. This sound card seems to have improved as I upgrade. Guess where the bottle necks were. This and Windows Media Center do as good a job with downloaded CD's or MP3's (256Kbs) as does the Oppo 95 or the 5009. Blu Ray audio such as DTS Master or Dolby HD do sound better on the Oppo 95 than the Halo card, however, the sound is very decent.
Cons: There is nothing bad about this card
Other Thoughts: A diamond can only shine as brightly as the light its reflecting. Don't judge this card based on the sound it produces on a lesser quality system.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Nero Nero 11
Pros: easy download, has online chat.
Cons: Plays blue-ray in upper left quadrant of the screen. On line chat offers no solution, e-mail results in an endless loop of information requests and finally silence.
Other Thoughts: the software that came with the liteon ihb 212 which has been reported to not work does very nicely, dont waist time with nero. Cyberlink integrates with media center, nero (if it worked) does not.READ FULL REVIEW