Upgrade the Sound Quality on Your MCE Machine for $30
Newegg.com – CHAINTECH INC. CT-AV710 Sound Card GravAxis in the “The Green Button” MCE fan site points us to a $30 replacement sound card for your Media Center PC. This seems like a very cheap way to get optical out for clearer sounding mp3s and television from your MCE box. Given that I paid $35 for the optical cable alone to connect my HDTV TiVo to my Onkyo sound systems (Monster Cable – Best Buy), this seems like an especially good deal.
I’m going to buy one and swap out my original MCE soundcard. I’m sure there are probably better sounding setups but certainly not better value sound setups. Although the product appears out of stock at newegg, I just bought it at BananaPC.