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Old December 25, 2008, 06:43 PM
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I'm getting a 26" LCD TV tomorrow and obviously I want video and sound to output to the TV. I think I heard that the Radeon HD 4870 has audio support as long as you connect the audio from the motherboard to the card. The video card has 2 DVI outputs, but I believe that DVI doesn't carry sound. If I bought an HDMI-DVI cable and connect the DVI side the the video card and the HDMI side to the TV, would I get audio? Is there a difference if I use a HDMI DVI cable instead of using an HDMI cable with a DVI adapter?

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Old December 25, 2008, 07:44 PM
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You need the DVI - HDMI adapter that should have come with your card to get audio to the HDMI on your TV.
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Old December 25, 2008, 08:03 PM
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If you need one of the DVI - HDMI connectors, I have a spare one from my 2nd 4870X2. Should work, PM me your info and I'll ship it out to you!
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You need the DVI - HDMI adapter that should have come with your card to get audio to the HDMI on your TV.
So it would work even though the source is from a DVI output? Thanks a lot for your help!

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If you need one of the DVI - HDMI connectors, I have a spare one from my 2nd 4870X2. Should work, PM me your info and I'll ship it out to you!
Hahaha thanks, but I'm pretty sure there's one that came with my 4870 1GB I ordered as it came with your 4870X2.
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