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I am playing with different options to get better sound out of my HTPC
Everything is onbard an hdmi equipped Asus m/b, I am generally satisfied by the video output but the soundis a big no-no; horrible static through hdmi (a major flaw of this board)
For now, I have installed a dedicated sound card (I had laying around) with optical audio out to my receiver, its ok but only a temporary solution as far as i'm concerned
I could replace the m/b altogether with another hdmi equipped without any reported issues, but while looking for computer components deals, I might have came across a simpler solution
If I install a dedicated video card with hdmi connection, I might get decent sound of it, as opposed to sound from my flawed m/b
So my question is: If I just pop-in this hdmi fitted video card in there, should I get any sound out of it "automatically"?
I mean, is the videocard pci-e connection to m/b sufficient to grab the audio from the computer, or do I need some sort of additionnal connection to do that?
Hopefully my question makes sense to you
TV: Samsung plasma 59" pn59d550, DVR: Cisco 8642HD, HTPC: Acer Aspire E1-570,
Peachtree audio DAC-iT, Logitech Harmony 650 remote, Logitech MediaBoard Pro Bluetooth k/b
Receiver: Harman Kardon HK 3490, Speakers: Mission m34i + Mission MS10 sub, Nexus 7 2nd gen