I am trying to figure out the most cost efficient way to get video/audio from my PC setup to my HDTV.
I do not wish to change my GTX 260 graphics card nor my Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (Rev3.3) motherboard or any of my components for that matter due to budget.
My understanding so far is that i should be able to send audio/video through the following configuration: Motherboard SPDIF out(internal)>GTX260spdif input>DIV/HDMI adapter>HDMIcable>HDTVinput
is this right?
In the past i have tried using the various I/O panel audio connections on the motherboard to take sound to seperate speakers/HDTV audio inputs - always without success. It's possible the audio connections are broken in someway or that my HDTV audio inputs are somehow just not compatable. I have only ever been able to get sound from the 6x audio jacks from the I/O panel through my X-Tatic 5.1 sourround sound headphones.
Am i right in thinking that the solution would be to purchase a sound card with an internal SPDIF pin out? new configuration:
Motherboard>Soundcard SPDIF out(internal)>GTX260spdif input>DIV/HDMI adapter>HDMIcable>HDTVinput
If so, can anyone recommend such a card?
Thanks for your time
however i seeking for an internal solution to the problem as i am trying to limit the clutter of cables round the back of my PC, and a single HDMI cable is immensley more prefereable than coax cables and also i am unsure if my it will work when i connect them to my HDTV.
I was under the impression that Zotac have provided the internal spdif cable so that i can (internally): take audio from the motherboard (from the spdif out header- which mine apppears not to have) to the card's 2 pin audio spdif audio input on the side and tben out through the DVI-D adpater along with the video.
[to the first response] I am just looking for reassurance that if i go out and by a sound card with an spdif out header on the board that i can connect this to the GTX and then audio and video will be transmitted ultimately through a single hdmi cable.