Well you would be WRONG. Who had the DDL cards? (cmedia) They were huge and the swan song of sound cards. Sound is on par with a card (regarding DDL) on the front page today! the Sound Blaster Z and you dont have to install Creative bloatware? (not that I know if thats a thing anymore). After Nforce2, Nvidia ditched DDL because of the DICE licensing cost. This card was the one that sparked top feature (DDL) until DTS connect, and even THAT hasn't put it away yet! Imo the simplicity makes it. DTS connect doesn't seem as nice as DDL (and this is coming from someone who will take DTS(x) in movies over anything basically). I know there are DDL cards and I think the new Sound Blaster even will do DDL, but this card is 15 years old, run through a pcie to pci convertor, and is comparable to the cards\solutions of today. It even does passthrough *Digital pass-through to be clear, for both optical and coax.