Noob here, i own an XFX 4870 (Model No. HD-487A-ZW) graphic card which has Two (dual) DVI-I slots nd now i m into buying an 40''+ LCD TV (dunno yet which one). So since this card doesn t ave HDMI i m wondering whats the best way to connect it with the TV and what should i look for on the TV itself. I ve heard that an DVI to HDMI adapter cable does the job but also there s alot posters with missing audio issues. Also, is the quality difference between the HDMI nd that DVI-I going to drop drasticlly?
yes basically you have two audio options. The line out for your pc speakers(headphone jack) or spdif(optical) make sure your tv has optical in cause that would be the best. most will only have optical out. If you are going to use tv speakers then you might be stuck with getting a headphone jack to rca (left,right) cable. If you have a surround sound system then optical.
if you are just hooking it up to your tv with no surround system the you will only have the option to run a cable from the green headphone jack from your board to the audio in on the tv which is usually rca.
I got it, stereo output to an Audio R/L (in) on the the TV. The headphone slot is usually just a Audio R/L out. Phillips has both, but i will look out for the best solution. Thanks for making those things clear, enjoy your day bud.