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jAkUp
01-13-09, 03:12 AM
Looking for $275, heatware is under jAkUp (nana2)

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=31941&stc=1&d=1213621708

Bokishi
01-13-09, 04:01 AM
Still keeping the other two?

Sazar
01-13-09, 10:15 AM
Do these do HDMI video AND audio through the little adapter?

Redeemed
01-13-09, 11:39 AM
Do these do HDMI video AND audio through the little adapter?

No. It's impossible for DVI to pass-through audio to the best of my knowledge. Thus for any card that has HDMI out through an adapter... it's just going to be video, no audio.

If DVI could pass-through audio, then what need do we have for HDMI anyway? :lol:

Bman212121
01-13-09, 11:43 AM
No. It's impossible for DVI to pass-through audio to the best of my knowledge. Thus for any card that has HDMI out through an adapter... it's just going to be video, no audio.

If DVI could pass-through audio, then what need do we have for HDMI anyway? :lol:

Actually I'm pretty sure you can as long as you use the DVI to HDMI adapter that comes in the box.

EDIT: Found a PDF on BFG's site showing you how to do it.

http://www.bfgtech.com/CMDocs/BFGTech/HDMI_Flyer.pdf

jAkUp
01-13-09, 11:20 PM
Sold!

Redeemed
01-14-09, 12:24 AM
Actually I'm pretty sure you can as long as you use the DVI to HDMI adapter that comes in the box.

EDIT: Found a PDF on BFG's site showing you how to do it.

http://www.bfgtech.com/CMDocs/BFGTech/HDMI_Flyer.pdf

There's got to be something different going on... that cannot be standard DVI... otherwise why not just use DVI for both digital audio and video to begin with, eliminating the need for HDMI? Is there a reason why DVI was not used as a standard to out put both digital audio and video, like HDMI does?

Bman212121
01-14-09, 12:42 AM
There's got to be something different going on... that cannot be standard DVI... otherwise why not just use DVI for both digital audio and video to begin with, eliminating the need for HDMI? Is there a reason why DVI was not used as a standard to out put both digital audio and video, like HDMI does?

Well the thing is that a normal DVI connection doesn't have a way to interpret audio data as it wasn't part of the spec. DVI was designed almost 4 years before HDMI was. The NV cards can detect that an HDMI capable device is hooked up to the other end, which is why it can remap one of the TMDS for audio. DVI and HDMI actually use the same type of data handling, so it would technically be possible I guess for you to use a DVI cable for audio if the device on the other end could read the audio data.

Both HDMI and DVI use TMDS to send 10-bit characters that are encoded using 8b/10b encoding for the Video Data Period and 2b/10b encoding for the Control Period. HDMI adds the ability to send audio/auxiliary data using 4b/10b encoding for the Data Island Period.[68]

They probably could have just incorporated it into the DVI spec, but HDMI runs at much higher speeds and also has an advantage with the size of the connector on the end. It makes it much easier to run HDMI cables than DVI ones. Also that would mean that older DVI devices might not work correctly and wouldn't be able to take advantage of audio.


The HDMI Founders began development on HDMI 1.0 on April 16, 2002, with the goal of creating an AV connector backward compatible with DVI.[24][25][26] At that time DVI-HDCP (DVI with HDCP) and DVI-HDTV (DVI-HDCP using the CEA-861-B video standard) were being used on HDTVs.[26][20][27] HDMI 1.0 was designed to improve on DVI-HDTV by using a smaller connector and adding support for audio, enhanced support for YCbCr, and CE control functions.[26][20][28][29]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Definition_Multimedia_Interface

Sazar
01-17-09, 10:21 PM
Actually I'm pretty sure you can as long as you use the DVI to HDMI adapter that comes in the box.

EDIT: Found a PDF on BFG's site showing you how to do it.

http://www.bfgtech.com/CMDocs/BFGTech/HDMI_Flyer.pdf

Thanks. The AMD cards apparently do this natively, without having SPDIF or other connectors. I wasn't sure about the newer cards, since my GTS does not support it without some fiddling around.

Appreciate the headsup :)

Bman212121
01-17-09, 10:50 PM
NP. :)

|MaguS|
01-17-09, 10:53 PM
jakup sell me one of the other two cards you got! :p