[mythtv-users] DVI video/Sound card recomendation

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 01:42:52 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Ben Edwards <list4me2 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> As I have got a new flatscreen tellly I guess I should get a DVI card
>> whitch outputs both video and audio.  I currently have a HDMI-DVI
>> cable for video and use a seperate amp for audio.  The TV has good
>> sound so would rather use TV.
>> I am using Mythubuntu 9.10.
>> So if it is a video/audio DVI card I need whitch one do peole recoment
>> (cheeper the better) or is there another solution?
> You know that DVI doesn't support audio, right?

This semi myth has been postulated and debinked several times on this
list! DVI and HDMI are electrically equivalent and the cable doesn't
care what digital data you put down it.

So if the sending (computer) end can be persuaded to put digital data
that includes audio into the DVI end of the cable, an HDMI device (TV)
at the receiving end can accept it and process it.

Of course if the receiving end goes into a DVI port, its unlikely the
receiving equipment will know what to do with the audio part. But if
it goes into a HDMI port you're sweet.

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