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Old 02-27-2008, 02:11 PM   #16
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This is what is throwing me. I have never seen a video card carry an audio signal? I have two 8800 GTX's running SLI in my system and they have no audio capabilities. Is this something only AIT cards like the old AIW have? I remember those back in the day and they had TV tuners built into them.

First for me, too...but I found one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261001

HDMI out and an optical audio in, so in theory the HDMI can carry both out to the TV.

As far as I'm aware the HDCP specification requires that a video card with an HDMI out be capable of carrying the audio signal as well, so that's probably where they're going with this. INternal Blu-ray ahoy!

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Old 02-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #17
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Oh I see where people are going, so the Video card like I said does not process the audio. It just takes in a signal and flips it around and out the HDMI port? So you have to run the optical jack out of your sound card and into the video card externally?
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Oh I see where people are going, so the Video card like I said does not process the audio. It just takes in a signal and flips it around and out the HDMI port? So you have to run the optical jack out of your sound card and into the video card externally?

Apparently, yeah; in this video card's case it'll at least do some sort of passthrough from optical digital to the wire. Weird stuff.

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