Next-gen audio on a HTPC was starting to seem like a dream, but tonight at the Digital Experience we got a chance to witness first hand Dolby TrueHD pass through on an HTPC thanks to ArcSoft TotalMedia Theater
and the Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 HDMI Deluxe sound card. Although the Xonar HDAV
has been available for some time, it was just recently that ArcSoft and Asus were able to finally get their act together
. As cool as this is, we can't help but think this solution is still a bit too complicated for most, but no one ever said being the first was easy.