Advisory: Stop buying creative audio products

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LordOfLA, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. LordOfLA

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  2. Steevo

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    I don't/haven't since the whole ordeal of the gold sound cards and Windows 98 drivers. Buncha **** bastards if you ask me.


    Besides I like to be able to pass FULL QUALITY DTS and Dolby through my digital outs. Verified.




    C-media chip on my Turtle Beach. Maybe unsigned drivers but I have no issues.
     
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    Got an asus xonar d2 in my pc. I'm led to believe by various web reports and driver filenames/copyright details that it's a cmedia chip. Works perfectly with vista and my games :)

    Game my old x-fi to a work colleague for free, didn't seem right charging for broken unsupported hardware :)
     
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    On the surface looke like CL has shot themseleves in the foot lets see what happens with this one
     
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    Lol...I ditched Creative years ago. Their forums are constant flamewars and their community people are continually at wit's end. I have no idea how they became so dominant in high end audio. There's too many alternatives now; they're toast if they don't shape up.

    And now they're openly threatening to sue the one person who is making a difference for their users?

    They need to offer him a job instead, because it seems the entire Creative community is demanding the head of Phil O'Shaughnessy on a platter.
     
  6. zino

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    wow..i rarely post, specially when is simply a comment, but i feel i must now.

    I've been a creative user for many years, and probably 6 months ago bought what i believe is my last card...further more, i WILL call creative tomorrow and demand my money back, since ive been un able to use their product with vista 64 since i bought the card.

    What a bunch of bastards there....ugh.:mad:
     
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    yep, their support is, and always has been, awful and close to non existant

    this doesnt surprise me a bit
     
  8. American Zombie

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    I still use SB Live 5.1 and it works great so I have not found a reason to update to anything else.
     
  9. ray_gillespie

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    I don't understand that thread at all - I've got an X-Fi Xtreme Music card and I've been running Vista x64 for a while now without an issue. Which cards are having problems?
     
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    i was reading about this last night they have definitely ****ed themselves here, mind you most boards now come with 8 chan HD Audio cards on board and they seem to do the job most people want, i had to remove my x-fi elite pro from vista as it was a pain in the ass, that and the drivers couldn't do ac3 or dts properly.
     
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    Ah I see - some kind of DTS/Dolby problem? I don't use that so that's probably why I've never had a problem. I can't believe how infamous that thread has become in just a day - I wonder if Creative will turn this into a PR stunt, making a massive u-turn and hiring the guy? That would be a lot of publicity for very little cost and would definitely be the sensible thing to do. Wow.
     
  12. Dark Atheist

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    so you never watch dvds on your pc ? ;)
     
  13. ray_gillespie

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    No I have a DVD player for that funnily enough! :)
     
  14. Dark Atheist

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    i do too - in the pc - connected to the tv - htpc, mainly because you cant watch x264 through any player yet :) - plus it saves on space, no stero, no dvd/hd player :D
     
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    Creative screwed the pooch. This is going to be the worst PR nightmare they have ever had.
     
  16. Dark Atheist

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    one of many :)
     
  17. Steevo

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    Its like this.


    A song in HD audio that exceeds the abilities of the sound card can't be streamed out to a receiver in full quality. So imagine paying for a supposed high quality card for a HTPC, or or a multi-media center but trying to watch a movie in low quality audio on a system that highlights everything.
     
  18. tdinc

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    Karma can be a bitch.....bad move creative....
     
  19. Heeter

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    Someone posted that Forbes predicted a 36% hit on their stock Monday morning.

    Watching a company as big as this come apart like this over one weekend because of a single post is wild.

    Shame on you, Creative for that.

    Heeter
     
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    Makes me glad i got an azunetech card. Though some money goes to creative azunetech makes the drivers *score* using DTS in vista 64 with a few ventrilio problems. This does confirm my last creative card purchase though. RIP creative...you are dead to me :)