ASUS previews the Xonar HDAV1.3 Page: 1
World’s First HDMI-Ready Sound Card
ASUS has unveiled the world’s first HDMI 1.3a compliant audio/video enhancement combo card – the Xonar HDAV1.3. The card is capable of outputting uncompressed multichannel high definition audio from Blu-ray movies and enhances incoming HDMI video with an onboard Splendid HD processor.
ASUS’ Xonar HDAV1.3 is capable of decoding Blu-ray movies and takes full advantage of lossless digital audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ for professional, high-fidelity sounds at 24bit, 96-192Khz. The PCI Express based Xonar HDAV1.3 is designed from the ground up for next generation home theater PCs (HTPC); delivering the highest quality 7.1 channel 192K linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) audio and high definition video through the HDMI port.
What a gorgeous bit of kit. Who's up for one when they become available in retail channels?