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Hi. Putting together an HTPC. I know htpc video card (EVGA GTX460sc) supports HDMI out and bitstreaming. What I don't know when hooking up is what to do with it. Primary q, is: does it do all the lifting as far as sound that my TV needs? Do I still need a sound card, and if so, how to set them properly to work together and send sound out from the htpc. Thank you all!
 
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it does everything, you don't need an additional sound card though most motherboards will come with an integrated one. it will come alongside the video just like a dvd,blu-ray,ps3,xbox etc would. you just have to make sure it is selected as the primary sound device and not the integrated audio for the motherboard.
 
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Video cards these days have integrated HDMI sound devices, if that answers your question. No need for a sound card, as nothing is being converted to analog.
 
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Just select the HDMI in the sound properties.
 

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Wow, thank you all! Seems easy enough. It'll save me money on a sound card for sure!
 
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yep very easy nowadays just enable hdmi as your default device and your away
 
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Wow, thank you all! Seems easy enough. It'll save me money on a sound card for sure!
It's truly awesome. No audio cables from the PC and the sounds is HD.

My Sony TV has optical out to feed a dolby surround system.
 
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#9
Thanks for the help. Hooked GTX460 up to LED LCD via HDMI and I have perfect sound. So much easier than the old days!