Any Hardware Techs Out There? HDMI interfacing MCE

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by olboatman, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. olboatman

    olboatman Guest

    After lurking in these newsgroups awhile I decided to buy a true hdcp hdmi
    output video card to output to my digital 22" monitor and my home theater hi
    def TV. My Intel 945G "big lake" (gateway OEM) motherboard has 8 channel
    Sigmatel Audio 7.1ht audio on board and works great on the PC but I would
    like to output s/pdif through the HDMI cable to the TV. There doesn't appear
    to be pinouts on the board to connect to the HDMI cable inputs on the video
    card. There is an optical s/pdif output but no coaxial output on the
    motherboard rear plate. Intel won't respond to me (because its OEM to
    Gateway) and Gateway technical won't go beyond "if there's no plug for it on
    the rear plate, it's not compatible." The link to the motherboard is
    The audio card is an MSI NX7600GT Diamond Plus PCI-E,DVI-I,HDTV/VIVO/HDMI
    Any help is appreciated.
    olboatman, Nov 17, 2006
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  2. olboatman

    JW Guest

    I consider it compatible because for very little money you can get a optical
    to coax converter cable. I found lots of them using Google.
    JW, Nov 17, 2006
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