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Old August 19, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Here is something that has been bothering me for some time...

One way to connect your computer to your HDTV is via the HDMI connection for the highest quality, right? The issue is that HDMI is supposed to be an audio connection as well as a video connection.

This would suggest that there are connections on the video card & motherboard or audio card (depending on whether you use on-board audio.) So.. where are they? Is there a cable that you use to connect your audio source to your video card, so that the video card's HDMI connection transmits audio information as well as video information? If so, where are they supposed to connect? How are these connection points designated?
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Old August 19, 2012, 06:19 PM
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There aren't any connections from your mobo to your videocard for audio, it just uses the PCI express interface. Are you having a problem getting your audio to work through your GPU's HDMI port?

Also HDMI isn't the best picture but if you are running 1920x1080 it is more than good enough.
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Old August 19, 2012, 06:19 PM
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On further checking, I see that, on one end of the motherboard, there is an "HDMI/SPDIF Header". Is that what is supposed to be connected to the video card? Or does it relate specifically to the HDMI or SPDIF connections on the motherboard itself?
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Old August 19, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Your video card has it's own sound processor built in which it uses to run audio through the HDMI cable. There is no need to run a separate line.
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Hdmi is the best possible connection for audio and video.

Also most gpus also have audio capabilities as i have audio through hdmi via my nvidia card
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Old August 19, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Should be as simple as plug it in then right-click the lil speaker in the bottom right of your screen.. Playback Devices.. Then select the HDMI audio source (there may be more than one)

Go through each till you get sound... you may need to re-start the application your playing music / movie / whatever to get it to change device and actually send the audio to the TV..
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