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Blu-ray TO tv Question

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September 17, 2008 8:25:48 PM

Ok, heres the question. I dont really wanna buy a blu-ray player. But is it possible to send a wire from my computer to Tv to watch the movie as if i had a blu ray player? I dont think my tv has any DVI ports. Id also need a motherboard/sound card with optical out right?

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September 17, 2008 8:32:45 PM

does your tv have HDMI ports? you can get a DVI to HDMI cable to send the video signal.

September 17, 2008 8:44:24 PM

Depending on your video card you can buy an DVI-HDMI converter for about $10, then run the HDMI to the tv. I use the HD2600xt on my HTPC for this and I get upto 1080p on the tv.
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September 17, 2008 8:44:26 PM

Ok im sorry. i just bought a 9800 gx2 and it has an HDMI out. will that send both signals or just the video? Can i use my computer as a "home theater" center
September 17, 2008 8:53:26 PM

HDMI will send both audio and video signals to the TV but for blue ray you TV must also support High Definition signals.

September 17, 2008 8:55:57 PM

I have a 40 inch lcd tv. But the video card will send a Audio signal?
September 17, 2008 10:08:35 PM

The main point of a HDMI cable is to run high def video and audio on one cable. But you can also use it to run just video(or audio if you wanted, I guess). Example, my surround sound receiver is older and doesn't have any HDMI ports. So I use a HDMI cable to run the video from my PS3 to my HDTV and then I use a fiber optic cable from the PS3 to the receiver for audio. I could use the cable for both video and audio, but it would only go to the TV and I would not be using my surround sound.

I've never run my computer to my TV using an HDMI cable, but to meet the HDMI spec requirements I would assume the video card would output both audio and video signals.
September 17, 2008 11:29:17 PM

no i totally understand what an hdmi cable is. Im just saying. its a "video" card. why would there be sound in that.
September 17, 2008 11:35:10 PM

mega1268 said:
no i totally understand what an hdmi cable is. Im just saying. its a "video" card. why would there be sound in that.

It has an onbord soundcard or is able to take the sound from another place, don't worry it'll work.