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Old 01-05-08, 11:03 AM   #1
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hey guys.

i want to hook my wifes comp which has an 8800GT to our 50 inch TV. now im not sure whats the best option. i have dual DVI which i would convert to VGA and then run it to my TV right? now, how do i get the sound to the TV? do i have to run RCA from the sound card? just wish the damn card had HDMI out!

tv only has one HDMI, one VGA, and one Svideo. no DVI
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Old 01-05-08, 11:35 AM   #2
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You wifes comp with has a 8800GT....right. Doesn't the VGA on your TV have RCA inputs assigned to it for audio? Thats how I do it. Slapped on a DVI to VGA connector on the PC and run headphone jack type connectors from the PC to the TV which has audio jacks for the VGA.
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Or you can use your sound cards front interface (if you have it) to connect the audio jacks from there to the TV, or do what S.I.N. said. I had the same problem about the audio, up until I read S.I.N.'s post. I do have one of those audio jacks, I use it with my iPod .

You could use the standard RCA jacks from your sound cards front interface thing, you could use an 3.5mm male/male jack from your PC to the TV, you could just plug your PC speakers into your computer, you could get one of those RCA/3.5mm jacks (which I have, too, lol) and run it from your PC to the TV, or you could just use plain old headphones. There are various ways.


RCA to 3.5mm


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thx guys. guess thats my only option without HDMI support. now to find a 20 foot VGA cable lol
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oh and VGA should be almost as good as HDMI pic quality wise eh?
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Not really. VGA is analogue, so it will depend on things like the connections, cables etc, but not a huge amount (Then again you are using a 20 foot cable?). If you can see a difference between VGA and DVI on a PC you will notice that VGA isn't as good as HDMI/DVI on your TV.
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