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Topic # 114034 5-Feb-2013 20:01 Send private message

with frodo out and my onboard video not supporting dts-hd, plus not being able to play bluray ISO i'm in the market for a new video card.

i'm after something sub $250 that has HDMI and supports dts-hd.


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  Reply # 756278 5-Feb-2013 20:30 Send private message

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=AudioEngine#Hardware_capabilities_and_reported_to_work

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  Reply # 756282 5-Feb-2013 20:38 Send private message

Is it used for gaming too? If not you can cut your budget way way down.



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  Reply # 756295 5-Feb-2013 20:52 Send private message

no gaming, just a htpc for movies and tv series

also does the current video cards have built in audio chips? i remember awhile back that you would have to get audio from the onboard sound header off the motherboard

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  Reply # 756312 5-Feb-2013 21:17 Send private message

Yes. I'd probably look at something like a passive HD6450. I think it should do everything you need though you might want to confirm xbmc compatibility for all the audioengine stuff:

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1086&pid=1166&psn&lid=1

looks like around $60 here.



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  Reply # 756417 6-Feb-2013 08:15 Send private message

sidefx: Yes. I'd probably look at something like a passive HD6450. I think it should do everything you need though you might want to confirm xbmc compatibility for all the audioengine stuff:

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1086&pid=1166&psn&lid=1

looks like around $60 here.


the cheaper the better..hahaha

thanks for the link, i will check it out

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  Reply # 756473 6-Feb-2013 10:47 Send private message

What OS?



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  Reply # 756479 6-Feb-2013 11:12 Send private message

windows 8 64bit

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