Re: HDMI header to receiver
Be aware that all the computer related solutions for HDMI don't seem to support any of the new codecs.
All thes vid cards and mboards seem to only pass DD5.1 and DTS out the HDMI port. Not a true Linear Multichannel PCM signal. (which would contain something like TrueHD decoded via PowerDVD for exmaple)
The only way thus far to get these advanced codecs out to your reciever from an HTPC is via the analog outputs of your onboard HD Audio or HD supported soundcard. (and this of course defeates the purpose of that handy all in one HDMI connection)
I am aware of a new Asus mboard which claims it passes full HDMI audio out it's onboard HDMI port but of course this means you are stuck with their crappy onboard video card, then.
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