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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product - Does what it says on the tin!, 10 Mar 2012
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This review is from: PC Trading® 6 Channel 5.1 External USB Sound Card - Compatible with Win 2000, Win Xp, Win Vista, Win 7 - Driver CD Included
This is a great product, and works fantastically with my new (although cheap) 5.1 home cinema sound system. The only fault with this is that the connectors are a little too close together so thin cables are needed (ones without the bulky bit around the jack (and these are available through Amazon anyway))! But other than that with the included CD installation is quick (ish - does require some technical computer knowledge to set up sound to work with different programs otherwise it is mainly 2.1) and i recommended it to anyone who needs to upgrade from 2.0!
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2012 13:47:31 GMT
M. L. Hanson says:
My computer recongnises it but the set up CD for the drivers wont boot and my computer freezes whilst trying to read the disc so don't buy it people

Posted on 28 Apr 2012 22:03:04 BDT
What 'technical computer knowledge' did you use to get it to output in 5.1? I also have a cheap surround system but I'm struggling to make it operate in anything but 2.1. Any help would be appreciated :)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2012 11:32:41 BDT
Hello - Sorry for the late reply... First things first, check that your sound system is set to 5.1 input - i have a VCube and it requires me to set it on the remote to 5.1... This is all dependent on your system
The next thing is to ensure that you have fully installed the software, AND set the USB sound card here to your default sound output device. Then you will need to find the sound settings on your computer and set the output for the USB sound card to 5.1 (and other settings should be able to be changed here). I believe that you can find this from the control panel or sound settings from the task-bar etc.
Without being at your computer I'm afraid i cannot help much more than this.

Jared

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2012 11:34:20 BDT
The best thing to do is to speak to the seller - It works fine for me an if you look at the other (more expensive) listing from the supplier there are many customers who are satisfied. If may be that your computer is not a very good spec. to run it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2012 16:54:19 BDT
Thank you for your 'sound' advice (sorry). It was a case of 'fully installing the software' as it appears to fully install with autorun but I needed to run the Win7 setup file separately. Beforehand my computer also froze when trying to open the control centre (possibly similar to H.L Hanson's problem?) Making it my computer's default sound output was also required. So it is playing in 5.1 now. My new problem is whether I can use the card to allow my computer to decode a dolby spdif signal into 6 channel analogue... Anyway, Thank you for your help,
Ben

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2012 09:31:31 BDT
No problem. i did find that going into the folder and running every .exe file helped ;) hope that you work it out but i cannot help there as i dont use spdif.

Jared
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