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Hey basically i need a graphics card that puts out 1 HDMI signal to my home cinema receiver, however this needs to contain the audio and visual elements of the movie i am streaming which are blu ray backups and need full quality sound. Ive looked around but cant find any high quality single hdmi out sound and graphics cards. Do such products exist? if so which are the best. thanks for any help its the last part i need to get the media server working thanks !
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Well, I wouldn't call it high quality, but the low profile HD4350 is capable of decoding and outputting HD picture and sound - I have one in my HTPC. Gaming is a complete no-no though
    
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it wont be used for gaming, just linked to the server with the blu rays on it and connected to the receiver to display on a projector just need sound and audio all in 1 HDMI but i need highest sound quality possible as its a 7.4 Sound system setup and a large projector so i dont want to loose quality from a lacking video/sound card
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Get any ATI 4-series or 5-series card (any of them will do).

And then get a Xonar HDAV Deluxe.
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thanks, 2 questions

1. How do i output sound from that and visual from the ati in 1 hdmi cable ?

2. It seems to have really bad reviews ??
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thanks, 2 questions

1. How do i output sound from that and visual from the ati in 1 hdmi cable ?

2. It seems to have really bad reviews ??
1. You connect a short HDMI cable from the video card to the sound card, then another from the sound card to the receiver. It injects the audio for you.

2. Don't take newegg reviews too seriously. Read them a bit more, and you'll see that it's all a bunch of "3D audio for games sucks compared to EAX" and "I don't like the UI of the software".


If you have trouble with it you can just switch over to the video card's sound output from the control panel (ATI cards have a built-in sound card), but they don't support super-high bitrates. So some bluray movies are downsampled by the drivers before being sent out.
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You should be able to do what you need with the HDAV1.3 Slim and save nearly $100 in the process.
    
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