Dvi/hdmi & spdif

June 10, 2009 at 05:37:40
Specs: WinXP Pro, E6850 3.0 / 4gig DRR2
Hello everyone,

My pc has the following specs

Mobo : Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R
CPU : Core 2 Duo 3.0ghz E6850
RAM : 4gigBallistix 240-pin DIMM DDR2 PC2-8500 5-5-5-15
HD : 250 gig Maxtor 7200rpm SATA
: 300 gig maxtor 7200rpm SATA
PSU : 750 watt thermaltake toughpower 20amps per 12v rail
GPU : Nvidia 8800 GTS 640MB
OS : Windows XP Pro SP3
Mouse : Razor Diamond Back
22 in Hans-G monitor (DVI)

I have just bought a 42 inch 42LG7000 HD tv and i want to connect my computer to this tv, im assuming that i would use a DVI to HDMI cable right? thing is i have read that this will only transfer video and not audio, and i also read that in order to transfer audio as well as video i need to use the SPDIF output but im confused as to what i need to do? do i have to run an additional SPDIF cable to my tv? or do i need to feed the SPDIF output from my motherboard to the SPDIF input of the graphics carrd (if there is one)?

If anyone has any suggestion/comments i would be very greatful.


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June 10, 2009 at 09:19:24

wow im amazed i didnt know nvidia cards, could do that! and whats worse i wondered what the connector was for on my own graphics card 9800gx2
I had to spring clean the card recently (it developed a death rattle from the cooler), and a little cover pinged off revealing the connector. Scratched my head, nothing in the manual, so assumed it was a manufacturing thingy
as you do :D

So ive looked into it and apparently (havnt tried it yet) you can connect the graphics spdif passs through to your motherboard and then audio will 'pass through' over the hdmi.
Well thats the theory.
personally i havnt seen any one do this or heard of it till now.
the learning curve shot up a notch.


'and then the lid fell off', revealing...pic 7
you mobo is quite advanced compared to my own and from your manual you have a spdif output on board, this should be sufficient to input to a reciever on a 5.1 surround sound system if you have one.
ps ive pm 'd you if you dont mind another subject regarding your pc.


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