Now we have HDMI versions to worry about

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  1. KraGorn

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    Okay, this isn't PC related directly, it's an article about the delay to the PS3, however it raises yet another stark problem facing those who intend to equip themselves for 'hidef' playback .. it seems we now have to worry not only about having HDMI at all but also what version, because get it wrong and your audio gets screwed up: clearly this affects gfx cards as well.

    Okay, I guess many will feed audio to a reciever, but many will expect to be able to use the audio on their TVs when watching hidef sources.
     
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    Most of us here will have seperate receivers, so not to worry :)

    I can output my PC sound via the HDMI port on the graphics card, and I was surprised this was an option tbh.
     
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    Which cards have HDMI at the moment?
     
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    Craig: Are you able to output Dolby Digital and DTS through the HDMI port of you VAIO XL100 ?
     
  5. KraGorn

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    None .. but I hadn't expected an issue to arise with incompatible versions of it. :thumbsdow
     
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    I see, I was assuming there was, after seeing Craig's post:

     
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    Well, if there are cards in existence with a working HDMI already I was unaware of that, however the major issue is HDCP implementation which is yet to be implemented as that article says .. my concern is that cards which come out that do support HDCP will implement HDMI 1.3 which will mean this versioning is an issue.

    Edit: I see Craig probably has a Sony Vaio, which presumably has some sort of Sony-derived HDMI support rather than generic products for PCs such as those from ATI and Nvidia .. maybe?
     
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    My card is some wierd version of a 6600, with HDMI and Component out only.
    I can output the digital sound down the HDMI cable, but the sound card in the machine is not up to much, and while it offers Dolby Digital Live, it doesn't let applications squirt digital audio down there unchanged, e.g. DD encoded divx, DTS from DVDs, etc. I haven't looked into this much, may end up sticking a X-Fi card in there.
     
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    I want one of those!

    Are you basd in the UK? Where did you buy the card or was it supplied in the PC? Is there any way you can find out the exact model number?

    Thanks

    Dave
     
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