I recently built a new machine and I see my 9800 gx2 has a hdmi out... so i am very tempted to buy a long hdmi cable and route this thing into my sony xbr bravia LCD.
I just have concerns being that I have so much juice going through this monster sized card (i dont wanna fry my tv or receiver). I have a 8 pin and 6 pin power cable going through this card.. (since its sli inside itself) its a heavy duty powerhouse.
I most likely will route this through my hdmi input on my onkyo receiver, not the tv. Are my fears of frying my receiver or tv irrational? Is frying my receiver/tv even a possibility?
Anyone else here have experience with hdmi output on heavy duty video cards?
Also, last question.. whats the longest I can run an HDMI cable without getting data problems due to the overall length? (100 foot? 200 foot?... or something way less?)
Fry your TV or receiver? What in the world makes you think an HDMI signal will fry anything? I don't believe the HDMI cable carries power at all. Even if it did it wouldn't be enough to do any real damage.
The only thing you need to worry about frying is your motherboard and CPU if you don't have proper cooling in your computer. Other than that just get a decent HDMI cable and try it out.