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Old 01-29-06, 09:12 AM
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Hooking up PC to HDTV..

I recently got a new PC, and it's got a DVI port on the video card. Does this mean I could plug it into my HDTV if I got a DVI to HDMI cable? If so, then the next question is, is there some kind of adapter or something that I could plug from the soundcard to the receiver to get the sound going? This is similar to the model I got (except I got one without a DVD-Burner, since I already had one).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883102647

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Yes, you should be able to hook it up to your HDTV via DVI->HDMI. I've heard some HDTV sets have problems with the signal but most will work fine.

If your soundcard puts out a digital signal you can hook that up directly to your receiver. Otherwise you'll need to find adapter cables compatible with your soundcard's analog outputs. Radio Shack probably has the mini plug to RCA converters you'd need. I would recommend using a digital signal though, even if you had to buy a cheap soundcard that provides digital out.

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