We didn't say it lacks digital audio output, we said it can't handle high-definition audio.
What a waste of time.
In your review you say that using a mouse on the sofa is inconvinient, the PC is supplied with a MediaCentre Remote for this reason.
You also say that it lacks digital audio output. Again this is wrong. The HDMI support on the 4670 supports 7.1 AC3 via HDCP 1.3 compliant HDMI. The Xonar card supports 118dB / 115dB playback and recording SNR, and Dolby Digital, Dolby Live, DTS Connect, and DTS 5.1 support. The Xonar HDAV1.3 and Azunetech X-Tension address this issue using an HDMI audio splitter but disables HDMI video if you have a second monitor connected to the PC.
Having multiple screens on a HDCP enabled system is problematic in Vista (again DRM) meaning you have to mess about with display profiles. This and native BluRay playback are hopefully going to be addressed by Windows7.
I recommend using Media Player Classic for HD & BluRay playback but configuration is tricky for the uninitiated. You could also backup your HD & DVD movies to the HDD so you can use Media Player/Centre, PowerDVD or Classic's library functions.
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Good but not great – and that’s not quite enough at this hugely competitive price for AV receivers
The Caterthun has strengths but we expect a more rounded product at this price
The Panasonic TX-P42GT60B TV shows that reports of plasma’s demise have been greatly exaggerated
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