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Does native hdmi carry audio?

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October 6, 2009 6:25:31 PM

I was wanting to get a video card for my computer that has hdmi to hook up to my 720p tv. And was trying to find out what I need to look for in a video card to carry both video and audio
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2009 6:32:13 PM

Look for cards that have an S/PDIF input. These cards will come with the loop cable that is necessary. Also, your motherboard has to have an S/PDIF connector also.
a c 272 U Graphics card
October 6, 2009 7:50:13 PM

Some Nv cards do have video and audio over HDMI.
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a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2009 9:24:36 PM

o.O thought I was in the nvid forums.
a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2009 12:22:25 PM

NVIDIA: You have to connect the card to an audio source (sound card/motherboard) using a 2-pin SPDIF header. You get all sound formats the SPDIF can carry (2.0 PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS)

ATI: A sound chip is installed on the card. You get all uncompressed sound formats (2.0, 5.1, and 7.1 PCM)
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