AMP with HDMI?


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The_Observer

im starting to build a new media center with these specs

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CASE - Antec Fusion Black 430 M-ATX Media Case V2

Mainboard - Asus M2A-VM

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+

Memory - Corsair XMS2 2Gig Memory Kit

Video Card - NVIDIA 8600GT with HDMI

Hard Drives - x2 Seagate 160GB SATA ? RAID0

Optical - SATA Blu-ray Disk Reader with DVD Writer

Sound - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio & Digital I/O Module

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but i wish to understand a bit more about HDMI, i wish to know if i can plug this HDMI into a AMP, and from the amp into my 1080p 42" LCD Screen. As i understand this, HDMI is for video and sound, so if i can plug this into a HDMI into a AMP this i would not need a sound card, and i would get the digtal sound and 1080p picture. im tyring to make this simple as. The system would be video playback only, maybe someday i will intall a tv turner card, but for now video only.

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SirEvan

not all amps have HDMI Switching, some just have HDMI passthru, where it sends ONLY the video on to your tv, not audio. I recently bought an onkyo and found this to be the case...so i had to go buy TOSLINK cables to pass the audio from my HD-DVD player through to the amp

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The_Observer

interesting, so my best bet is to just get the sound card and run the HDMI to TV and Sound to AMP.

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bangbang023

Yeah, I would always run the audio and video separately. It's just better, quality wise, in the long run.

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SirEvan
im starting to build a new media center with these specs

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CASE - Antec Fusion Black 430 M-ATX Media Case V2

Mainboard - Asus M2A-VM

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+

Memory - Corsair XMS2 2Gig Memory Kit

Video Card - NVIDIA 8600GT with HDMI

Hard Drives - x2 Seagate 160GB SATA ? RAID0

Optical - SATA Blu-ray Disk Reader with DVD Writer

Sound - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio & Digital I/O Module

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but i wish to understand a bit more about HDMI, i wish to know if i can plug this HDMI into a AMP, and from the amp into my 1080p 42" LCD Screen. As i understand this, HDMI is for video and sound, so if i can plug this into a HDMI into a AMP this i would not need a sound card, and i would get the digtal sound and 1080p picture. im tyring to make this simple as. The system would be video playback only, maybe someday i will intall a tv turner card, but for now video only.

just noticed that you're only getting a bluray reader....why not get the combo drive that reads both hddvd and bluray, so that way you can play both? you can find them for about 260$

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The_Observer
just noticed that you're only getting a bluray reader....why not get the combo drive that reads both hddvd and bluray, so that way you can play both? you can find them for about 260$

didnt know that they were around, over here in new zealand i havent seen them. ill have a look around. could you give me some brand names.

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Gangsta

LG has a pretty good one (though I can't find it on Newegg, and have no idea what it's selling for).

I'm actually doing something similar; I shall probably use some of those parts :) .

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The_Observer

Well theses are are my lastest parts im looking at getting, i like this mobo cause it comes with VGA/DVI/HDMI, SPDIF out all on the board. i decided to get the 5200+ but the 65w version thinking it help keep the heat down.

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  • CASE Antec Fusion Black 430 M-ATX Media Case V2
  • Mainboard Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2
  • CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (65w)
  • Memory Corsair XMS2 2Gig Memory Kit
  • Hard Drives x2 Seagate 160GB SATA ? RAID0

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as for the blu-ray/HDDVD i think ill look around abit more, but it looks like Blu-Ray won the battle.

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mentalindustries

Look at getting a 500GB hard drive instead.

check prices so you dont get ripped off

pricespy.co.nz

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The_Observer

yea pricespy the best. i dont need the 500Gig as i have a server with 1.5TB, with 4 pcs in the house, its easy to have everything in the one location.

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