Optical formats and gaming Some Info please. I've been trying to find Information all over the Internet about this and I even did searches on the forum, but I can't seem to find out exactly how these different formats work. Now bear with me here as I'm still fairly new to the PC sound thing. The different digital standards themselves are fairly easy to understand, but exactly how they work with PC audio and specifically games Isn't so straight forward. From the little Info I could find about these and PC audio cards leads me to think that these formats (DDL&DTS I/C) use either software or hardware decoding to work? The article on Wiki says that DDl Is a real time hardware encoding technology as Is DTS I. So I'm assuming, that If what I read Is correct, that most new audio cards can decode through hardware, and older cards used some sort of software decoding? Am I also correct In the aspect that some of these cards can output these standards through analog? Not sure on that last assumption as I've seen some stating this Is so. Another thing, does EAX work together with any of these standards? I'm an analog person myself and still think It's superior to most digital standards but, you just can't play games like Bioshock In two channel mode, that would be like swearing In church...It's just not done. One more thing, the STX uses hardware decode for DDL right? Not sure as I've seen some state It uses software,and why doesn't the STX support DTS I?