Hi, new to the forum and really new to this level of computing/assembling. I've been given the task of figuring out a quality way to set up conference room (two actually) with audio and video equipment. The basis of the install is a media PC with an HDMI output. This will be running a television in one instance and a projector in another.
My problem, beyond being somewhat mentally deficient, is I don't know how to connect the video card completely to the audio video system.
I don't have anything purchased yet but am looking at a Windows 7 setup with an ATI video card with HDMI out. The video/audio will run through the HDMI and this is where I get a little confused; I've been told the audio will be sent to about 8 Bogen Ceiling Mount Speakers (P# HFCS1). And they would like to use a Bogen preamp/amp combo. The Bogens as far as I can tell do not have an HDMI in or out for that matter. My question is how do I get this to work? Do I need to split the audio and video so that the video can go directly to the projector/television and have the audio be sent through a port that the Bogens will accept?