Steam Box critical flaw

By St1ckM4n
Oct 23, 2013
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  1. ...is that it doesn't have a sound card. :O

    Let me explain - the usual approach would be to connect SteamBox via your home theatre system. In order to get surround sound (read: 5.1 audio), the sound card on the SteamBox needs to output Dolby Digital Live. I don't know of any onboard mobo sound processors that do this.

    Therefore, unless proven otherwise, we can assume that SteamBox will have stereo sound only. :(
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,067   +1,180

    Makes no difference to me
    LukeDJ likes this.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,197   +555

    Makes a huge difference for people purchasing, though. Imagine the backlash!


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