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Hey guys, quick question. Going to run the TV off of my GTS 250 b/c the GTS 450s are in SLI for the monitors, but the GTS 250 doesn't have a HDMI port. Will the sound from movies carry over if I use a DVI to HDMI adapter? Or will I only be able to play sound from my computer speakers?

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post #2 of 9
I *think* that it will not work.
If you're tv has better spkrs than your pc-spkrs you could use an audio cable too.
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Gts 250 doesnt carry sound like the 400 series. You have to use the spdif connection on the card and on your sound card or onboard. Then, make sure your dvi to hdmi adapter has ALL the pins in, and you should be fine. Search the htpc forum and you'll find pics and details. Cheers.

http://www.techimo.com/forum/attachm...card-hdmi-.jpg

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=323814
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are all the hdmi ports used for your monitors?
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are all the hdmi ports used for your monitors?
I use 2x GTS 450 in SLI for 3x 3007WFP-HC monitors. So b/c of that I need a separate card to power the TV and have it duplicate off of my HP 19" monitor.

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post #6 of 9
you are going to have to use you onboard sound then. but you will have to switch sound the whole time from headphone to tv... or get a spiltter.
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Did you ever get this to fly? The setup is particular to your gpu and sound device, but it is very possible to do and i have done it with gtx 260's and 275's
    
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Did you ever get this to fly? The setup is particular to your gpu and sound device, but it is very possible to do and i have done it with gtx 260's and 275's
I ended up buying a GT 430 from Newegg for $30 (got on a sale), so that has built in HDMI and I can just use it to run my 19" and duplicate the screen onto the TV. Seemed like much less hassle that way.
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Quote:
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I ended up buying a GT 430 from Newegg for $30 (got on a sale), so that has built in HDMI and I can just use it to run my 19" and duplicate the screen onto the TV. Seemed like much less hassle that way.
Def the easier route.
    
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