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post #7606 of 25757
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Who the hell thought that was a smart idea?




Well...the only way to get Dolby Digital through it is to buy one of those Monoprice HDMI switchers that have an optical out, and plug that to the Mixamp/etc. That or receivers with optical outs (assuming they are bypass out and not converted to PCM).

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5557&seq=1&format=2

As if the Wii U wasn't already expensive enough. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/17/12 at 8:37pm
post #7607 of 25757

The Wii U doesn't have S/PDIF output after all? Damn it!

 

If the games transmit their audio as 8-channel PCM over HDMI, then it's not like they can just downconvert it to Dolby Digital or DTS whenever it hits an S/PDIF passthrough. This could be bad for all of us without the money for a Smyth Realiser A8.

 

I really hope that the Wii U works with HDMI-equipped capture cards without any HDCP crap getting in the way of things so that I could get some semblance of surround by using CMSS-3D Headphone on my PC. (And I could even record my gameplay, on top of that!)

post #7608 of 25757

Can't an H/R receiver turn 8 channel PCM to dolby headphone?   

post #7609 of 25757
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Can't an H/R receiver turn 8 channel PCM to Dolby headphone?   

Depends on the receiver, I like Yamaha because they all come with Silent Cinema, Yamahas own in house (non-Dolby) headphone surround sound.

post #7610 of 25757
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That's not what he means. He means if there is a receiver that converts a PCM signal into PROPER Dolby Headphone, meaning the PCM signals needs to be converted to Dolby Digital first.

You can send a multi channel PCM signal to a DH device like the Mixamp, but it won't convert to DH properly. It will downconvert to stereo PCM, and just be a wrongly processed stereo signal.
post #7611 of 25757

If I had the funds for one of the Harmon Kardon AVR 254/354 receivers (which support Dolby Headphone and have plenty of HDMI inputs), then this wouldn't be a problem.

 

Problem is, they're a bit on the expensive side, not to mention quite heavy and bulky for something I'd only be using headphones on, and I obviously can't afford them right now. (And the speaker amp part does me no good considering that it's not going to output DH-processed audio over the front left/right channels, meaning no DH for my Stax.)


Edited by NamelessPFG - 9/18/12 at 12:22am
post #7612 of 25757
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Ok, so I'm play the Resident Evil 6 demo, great positional audio so far. Like REALLY good.
post #7613 of 25757

It's out? :O Need to test asap. 

 

nvm, it's too early in Europe right now. :D


Edited by Fegefeuer - 9/18/12 at 9:57am
post #7614 of 25757
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Ok, so I'm play the Resident Evil 6 demo, great positional audio so far. Like REALLY good.

 

Dangit, my account xbox account just went silver and Micro$oft won't let me download any demos.

 

I like the MT framework engine though.  Dead rising 1/2 had good positional audio.

post #7615 of 25757
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Dangit, my account xbox account just went silver and Micro$oft won't let me download any demos.

I like the MT framework engine though.  Dead rising 1/2 had good positional audio.

Yeah, it's a very good looking game. What's funny, is that I've only played through ONE RE game (Code Veronica back in the Dreamcast gdays). I couldn't stand the tank control scheme. It's a shame, because i absolutely LOVE to watch it (saw a friend play through RE2).

I was so glad when RE4 came out and changed the control scheme to something more logical. For some reason, I still couldn't play RE5. Something about the controls didn't feel right.

RE6's controls didn't feel perfect. Still something I can't quite get completely. rolleyes.gif

I do think it's gonna be the first RE game I will play fully in over ten years.
post #7616 of 25757
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Yeah, it's a very good looking game. What's funny, is that I've only played through ONE RE game (Code Veronica back in the Dreamcast gdays). I couldn't stand the tank control scheme. It's a shame, because i absolutely LOVE to watch it (saw a friend play through RE2).
I was so glad when RE4 came out and changed the control scheme to something more logical. For some reason, I still couldn't play RE5. Something about the controls didn't feel right.
RE6's controls didn't feel perfect. Still something I can't quite get completely. rolleyes.gif
I do think it's gonna be the first RE game I will play fully in over ten years.

 

I thought RE5 controls felt similar to RE4.  confused.gif  They were a bit faster/tighter in RE5 I think.

 

I'm pretty sure the controls are unresponsive on purpose to make up for the fact that the enemies are usually pretty slow and usually have to come in for melee attacks on you. 

 

RE games are more like action blockbusters now then survival horror, but I still love them.  If you want survival horror, look at a different franchise - or better yet some PC games.  RE5 was awesome - as an action/co-op game.  I love Capcom's campy dialogue and cutscenes.  The RE games have very high production values.

 

 

And does anyone else love when games use a real orchestra for the soundtrack?  I do biggrin.gif

post #7617 of 25757
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I couldnt play RE4 either, lol. I love real orchestrated music!
post #7618 of 25757
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I couldnt play RE4 either, lol. I love real orchestrated music!

 

You should play them.  It takes a while to get used to the controls, but it's worth it.

post #7619 of 25757

+1 on RE5 controls. It's a love/hate relationship, but once you get the hang of it the payoff in co-op is sweet. Both in campaign and in mercenaries mode.

 

On the topic of RE6:

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/14/conan-reviews-the-resident-evil-6-demo/

post #7620 of 25757
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I lol'd. I love Conan. XD

I forgot I went to sleep before doing Jake's demo.
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