[mythtv-users] HDMI out

Marc Randolph mrand at pobox.com
Sat Apr 26 02:10:42 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Justin Johnson
>  <justin.johnson3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  >  I'm looking for a way to output video and audio over HDMI. I've seen
>  >  some video cards that have internal S/PDIF headers to connect your sound
>  >  card to. However they all seem to be out of stock. I also saw a
>  >  converter box for $270, a little more than I'd like to pay. Most of the
>  >  cards I've seen have fans and are ATI. I'd really prefer nVidia and
>  >  definitely want passive cooling, there's just no reason to add noise to
>  >  my HTPC. Any suggestions on cards to look for?
>  >
>  >  --
>  >  --Justin Johnson
>  >
>  I saw I small article on the subject of audio over HDMI just this
>  morning. It requires HDMI Rev. 1.3 compatibility but if you're buying
>  new maybe you can swing it.
>  spdif - optical or coaxial  - will work fine as long as your receiver
>  will sync to the spdif you're sending. Most receivers do. (Mine does
>  and it's cheap.) I use optical spdif..
>  Here's the article link:
>  http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/podcast/2008/04/hdtv_and_home_theater_podcast_270_-_movie_downloads_and_hdmi_vs_component.php

Howdy Mark,

I don't believe it's accurate that HDMI v1.3 is required for baseline
audio.  Each version has added additional audio modes, and my
understanding is that v1.3 added even more.  See:


Have fun,


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