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Nice graphics card with HDMI out which will fit in a AGP slot

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    I have an older mob that will only support the older 4/x8x AGP. I would like
    to have it have an HDMI output to hook up to my HDTV--would
    like broadcast both video and sound at simultaneoulsy so I would not have to mess
    with my sound card?

    What about cards that have DVI and S-Video how are they in resolution quality
    to HDMI. Are there some newer cables that have S-video to HDMI with sound
    or DVI to HDMI with sound?
     
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    There are HD 3450, HD 4350, HD 4650, and HD 4670 cards that are HDMI + AGP:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ption=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=


    NVIDIA cards are more likely to have S-Video but you give up HDMI in doing so (it uses audio pass thru).

    HDMI can handle 1920x1200 and higher. S-Video has a maximum resolution of 768x576.


    DVI + Sound = HDMI but, as far as I know, having a separate source for audio and video causes desyncing issues (video faster/slower than audio). The cards linked to above are your best choices, especially the HD 4### series cards.
     
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    How would a BFG 6800GT OC 256 AGP card compare to these other cards. I know it is not HDMI but it does have DVI and s-video. I know it is an older card but I heard a lot of good things about it and I was just wondering how it would do in streaming video to a TV.

    Also, of the HD #### cards that you mentioned---which would be best for streaming video and then also outputting that to a TV?
     
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    any video card can handle video. the only reason you need a more powerful/expensive card, is for 3D stuff like games.

    DVI and HDMI are basically the same - you can get cheap adaptors between them, just that cards with native HDMI tend to have audio on that port as well as video.
     
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    So you would not agree with the statement:

    "DVI + Sound = HDMI but, as far as I know, having a separate source for audio and video causes desyncing issues (video faster/slower than audio). The cards linked to above are your best choices, especially the HD 4### series cards."
     
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    the HD radeons have a built in soundcards, so you can get video + audio from the one cable. Since its on a PC, i just use PC speakers and dont really care about HDMI audio.
     
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    Oh, I am talking about outputting it to a TV in this regard---that is why i was asking about DVI and sound sync problems?
     
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    DVI as far as I recall is basically HDMI, same thing, just a connection type to reach the same effect.
     
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    HDMI and DVI are the same as far as video is concerned. the sound sync issues he mentioned arent a big deal, and more to do with how nvidia adds audio to their HDMI solutions
     

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