Hello, I have some really nice bose 7.1 surround speakers... and I'm a gamer. I really want to be able to get good quality audio and want to know how to get the audio to come out of the HDMI cable, in a nutshell. Do I need to buy a video card that supports some sort of integration into the HDMI port? If I do, what is this listed under on the video card specs? I can't seem to figure this out. I have an Asus M4A79T mobo and a PhenomII 955. Currently using an ATI HIS 256 video card that has HDMI output... not sure what model.. but my b/f and I have tried to get the audio to work through the HDMI and I'm not sure I can with my current hardware.
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I do, I have a pretty nice receiver that happily accepts HDMI input. Here's what I got off speccy: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series (ATI AIB). If you need to know anything else just ask; I've been trying to figure this out for months
So my video card actually does do hdmi audio out? I'm using optical out but my boyfriend said it wasn't getting the full quality blah blah I don't know why lol. He stuck one of those component cables in there and said it was the same thing... I'm not even sure if this is true!
er ^^^ my MB has an optical out that I'm using right now. I think that's what's going on anyway...
right thanks. So I guess the REAL problem is that I supposedly can't get surround because it's coded differently from videogames such as Team Fortress 2. I guess it outputs in analog and my output is digital? Do I need a sound card with certain decoding features in order to get this to work? I just want to have surround sound in my games.