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I see that the 2900s have built in sound cards of sorts. Would this make a sound card unnecessary?
    
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No, It is only for the HDMI output that uses HDCP. You still need a sound card.
    
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It doesnt have a soundcard, it transfers the sound form the sound card trough the HDMI port. HDMI has picture and sound, thus the card needs a sound source to get its sound from, lets say an X-fi

A good read, the HDMI wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
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Originally Posted by Juggernaut View Post
It doesnt have a soundcard, it transfers the sound form the sound card trough the HDMI port. HDMI has picture and sound, thus the card needs a sound source to get its sound from, lets say an X-fi
Im pretty sure the X2900s have onboard sound... almost positive
    
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post #5 of 21
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Im pretty sure the X2900s have onboard sound... almost positive
Yeah. I remember reading something about an onboard sound chip. We should ask the guys with 2900s and clear this up.
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Originally Posted by Juggernaut View Post
It doesnt have a soundcard, it transfers the sound form the sound card trough the HDMI port. HDMI has picture and sound, thus the card needs a sound source to get its sound from, lets say an X-fi

A good read, the HDMI wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
what are the advantages of that?
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post #7 of 21
It is onboard, but you can only use it through HDMI.
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yahtzee View Post
what are the advantages of that?
One cable for digital picture and sound. Instead of many different cables for digital picture and analogue/digital sound.
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post #9 of 21
If you really wanted to, you could nab the sound from an HDMI adapter, but i don't think it would beat onboard...
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soooo.... if the sound travels through an HDMI cable, wont it only work on monitor speakers?

and therefor be useless if you have something like a 5.1 system?
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