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post #1 of 16
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Is there any advantage to HDMI over DVI for connecting to a LCD TV if sound is not important?

I will be building an HTPC that has 3200 IGP and DVI out. I'll be getting a ~40" LCD. Sound will be handled by a surround system and will go from the mobo to the amp/tuner.

Is there any reason to get a dedicated card, like a passive 5450, if my goal is .mkv and .iso/video_ts at 1080p?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 16
There's no difference at all, it just doesn't carry the sound.
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post #3 of 16
They are both exactly the same. They both use a digital signal.

I run mine through HDMI but only because my GPU supports it. I wouldn't go out of my way to do HDMI though.
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post #4 of 16
Both carry sound.
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post #5 of 16
If you carry the HDMI all the way to the HDTV without any adapters/dongles, the picture will carry 1080p automatically. If you have to use adapters/dongles, the picture might downscale and you have to go to your GPU profile and upscale your scan to project 1080p.
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post #6 of 16
My monitor seems fuzzy when I use HDMI. I'm sure its a bug with samsung or some setting I'm overlooking. But DVI is crystal clear...
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiNet View Post
Both carry sound.
you sure?
post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiNet View Post
Both carry sound.
Or not..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital...ce#DVI_to_HDMI
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiNet View Post
Both carry sound.
DVI does not carry sound.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by ddietz View Post

Is there any reason to get a dedicated card, like a passive 5450, if my goal is .mkv and .iso/video_ts at 1080p?

Thanks!
Integrated solution would do the job just as well. No need to get a dedicated card.
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