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Pretty much, I have a PC that I'd like to connect to a TV.

The PC only has a DVI and VGA port in the back, the TV has neither, only the standard tv connections and HDMI.

Would a DVI to HDMI converter still carry sound as well as video through? Or would I have to invest in a speaker set-up.
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nope, its still DVI, it doesn't carry sound.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trojan92;12310321 
nope, its still DVI, it doesn't carry sound.

I believe some older ATi.Nvidia cards supported audio over DVI presuming the user had a special DVI->HDMI adapter. Can't remember for sure tho.
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by trojan92;12310321 
nope, its still DVI, it doesn't carry sound.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;12310354 
I believe some older ATi.Nvidia cards supported audio over DVI presuming the user had a special DVI->HDMI adapter. Can't remember for sure tho.

dvi can carry audio.

my 6850 carries audio from the dvi on the card to the hdmi on my monitor no adapter required.

it shocked the hell out of me at first.

i have is disabled right now as i use the hdmi out for audio, but the dvi will work. i am using a dvi to hdmi cable.

http://www.cnet.com.au/does-dvi-carry-audio-signals-as-well-as-video-339270821.htm
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Note that some graphics cards now are spitting out audio over the DVI connection. I have a GTX 460 which comes with audio drivers, connected with a simple DVI to HDMI cable, and I've got sound on both a TV and monitor via this setup.

I know it's not standard, but it works. I only found this out by accident when I moved my PC temporarily to my parent's house, not expecting any sound at all.

Edited by gammite - 2/8/11 at 10:33am
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The video card in question is a 9400gt

So what would be my options so I can watch all my anime I have on my external hard drive on my TV? Using the things I have.
Edited by Dealth0072 - 2/8/11 at 10:33am
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by gammite;12310407 
dvi can carry sound.

my 6850 carries sound from the dvi on the card to the hdmi on my monitor no adapter required.

it shocked the hell out of me at first.

i have is disabled right now as i use the hdmi out for audio, but the dvi will work. i am using a dvi to hdmi cable.

Wowza. Didn't know it was the case for the 6000 Radeon cards. applaud.gif
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There are 2 types of dvi adapter.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041902&p_id=2029&seq=1&format=1#largeimage
does not carry sound(pins are missing)

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041906&p_id=2689&seq=1&format=2
This will carry sound

For your 9400 to pass sound, you must hook up the spdif of the sound card to the spdif on the gpu. I'm not sure which 9400gt you have, so i can't be positive the pins are available on that card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dealth0072;12310439 
The video card in question is a 9400gt

So what would be my options so I can watch all my anime I have on my external hard drive on my TV? Using the things I have.

the only way to figure it out is to experiment.
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One of those is not really DVI-the second one is an M1 adapter...
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