Philips Acoustic Edge User ReviewsPC
I can see why this card is number 1 on Neoseeker. It is very impressive. I really like the QMSS - I can apply it to external sources, this means that my TV Tuner card plays back in 5.1 channel!! Even though the effect is "created" by the soundcard, it sounds so good, that I will never be able to listen to ordinary stereo ever again! I can even play pack old LP's in 5.1 channel... it totally brings them to life!
An excellent card Philips, you deserve to be number 1.
The Philips Acoustic Edge has excellent sound which is achieved due to QSounds excellent QMSS algorithim. This works verry well in music and games. QMSS works especially well with 4.1 or 5.1 speakers. The new 1.87 beta drivers work a treat too, and help to really improve things. The soundcard works well in Windows 2K and Windows XP too!
Thanks for a great soundcard Philips!
Price tag the card carries for features it has is excellent. Smooth installation and special sound type for DVD.
(In XP you don’t need to conn the audio cables)
Dirvers in the box doesn't work properly with W2k/XP.
No informative doc on the PIN conn on the card like anlog/digital conn & setup.
IN XP the DVD & CD drive has “enable digital audio” option checked by default this renders the physical wire conn from the drive to the card useless, ie if you uncheck the option analog conn works but I couldn’t get digital cd conn working. No info is given if you want force the sound card to take digital audio via the drive
Makes 'crek....' noise in the backgroung while playing cd/mp from the shipped drivers on W2K/XP OS.
I haven't tested it with W2K/XP drivers. I will test it soon hope it works properly.
5.1 in anything playing
One Processor = OK
Two Processor = Really Really Bad!!!!!
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, i get this every two or three minutes, I cant to anything with two processors installed in my motherboard.
Please Philips, fix the drivers
For Windoze - awesome sound. Great 5.1 DVD card. New drivers support XP. Can even be used as a "budget" pro-audio card to get your recording studio up and running.The bad:
I have been using this card since Neoseeker ran it's first review. The sound is much better than my S'BlasterLive!Plat in the mid-range, and for DVD playback it's great. The I/O is a bit limited for pro-audio work, but the sound is useable. In Windoze. In Linux it's useless. Both ALSA and OSS say they would love to develop the drivers for it if Philips will only give them the information they need. I contacted Philips to see what the story was and got the polite form response we are so familiar with "We are watching the development of Linux and will release drivers when...." sound familiar?...
Incredible sound, great software package....The bad:
THEY DIDN'T MENTION THAT IT ISN'T (YET) MULTI-PROCESSOR AWARE!!!!Summary:
After many random bluescreens and scouring the planet for their pcsound tech support, I finally spoke to someone who said that they are aware of the problem and will be releasing MPA drivers at some point "but it isn't at the top of their list". I am waiting rather impatiently until I can put it back in my system......
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- W2K Error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 
- DNS lookup error- Error ID 5171 
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- Beginning Dump of Physical Memory 
- PFN_LIST_CORRUPTED 
- XP DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL during 3D 
- Problem recognizing sound card after reset