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  Reply # 508548 18-Aug-2011 13:19
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steadysteve: i think it does - anyway there are similar newer asus cards available with HDMI

interesting...are you saying that the sound goes via HDMI to the TV and then to an amp?

atm i take TV sound via an optical cable to an amp - so that can stay as is. i like it


No I send it both places as once, both via the HDMI to the TV and to the AMP at the same time.  Generally I keep it as stereo, but can if needed push it out 5.1 for the amp.





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  Reply # 508554 18-Aug-2011 13:30
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in my setup i run hdmi cable to tv and keep tv on mute and i get the sound from my SoundBlaster Xgamer card with 5.1 setup and sounds awesome. no matter how you do it as longs you are happy with setup is my advise,


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  Reply # 508559 18-Aug-2011 13:40
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Pity windows 7 can't always send 5.1 to the digital coax/optical, and always put stereo via hdmi...




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,
OpenHAB: ODroid C2 eMMC DriveOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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  Reply # 508669 18-Aug-2011 17:11
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davidcole: I wouldn't recommend the Nova T though.

What problems have you had with the Nova-T 500? I only ask because I've been using one as well as a HVR-2200 for some time without incident.

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  Reply # 508727 18-Aug-2011 20:17
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I might be having issues cross frequency recording, like driver corruption. I'm working with the developer of nextpvr to try and figure it out. At the moment that's what he thinks.

Also they seem to run at different strengths even though they're off the same splitter, and the drivers are pretty old (and not specifically built for W7). Just little things like that.




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Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
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  Reply # 508728 18-Aug-2011 20:18
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Don't get a nvidia 210. They can't really hack the 1080i content. I have one in my bedroom htpc and I live with it but it wasn't a good choice my 9400 which is older goes much better.




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  Reply # 508789 18-Aug-2011 23:28
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good to know that about tht 210 as I was considering buying one for another HTPC project for fathers day,

lol

 



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  Reply # 509279 20-Aug-2011 08:35
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note, this has turned into a HTPC thread! Surprised

(maybe it should be moved?)

i like it - thanks everyone - i started off not knowing which way to go, but i'm sold now, on the HTPC way

i just need to explore all the options and make some choices

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  Reply # 509450 20-Aug-2011 20:45
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steadysteve: yes good specs. i think that silent technology is essential for HTPC


I used to buy only passive as silence is a big thing for me too. Bought a fanned 4670 and cannot hear it in the HTPC under the HDTV.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=309&pid=269&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

This Sapphire has a very large fan which obviously spins pretty slow.

So, passive is not necessary for silence.






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