HDTV Out - How does it work?

Xfx Geforce gts 250 graphics card
July 22, 2010 at 23:10:54
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit
To start off, I am just getting the parts ready to build my first PC. My level of tech knowledge is relatively low so please bare with me.

After a lot of searching I found what seems to be a rather decent video card. It is the XFX GTS 250 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150365). As far as I know DVI does not support audio, but I have heard it does in some bizarre cases, and since I plan on connecting to my LCD TV that's a bit of a problem. I'm looking at the card posted on Newegg and it says it comes with HDTV Out and some sort of adapter.

My question is, what kind of connection does the adapter use to hook up to the TV? Does it carry audio? And finally, is there a way to just get audio to run on it through an DVI to HDMI converter?

Thanks in advance for any help :)

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July 22, 2010 at 23:58:09
The HDTV adaptor plugs into the card's TV-out connector and provides a standard component video output. Analog component video is for older HDTVs, and is limited to 1080i. It does not carry audio.

Unlike Radeon HD and GeForce GTX 400 cards, the GTS 250 does not have an integrated HDMI audio engine. To pipe digital audio out of the DVI port, you must connect the card to your motherboard's internal S/PDIF header. If the card comes with a DVI-->HDMI adaptor, you can send that digital audio to your TV or home theater receiver.

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