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What is the picture wuality of using a DVI to HDMI adapter

by barkal_l / June 3, 2008 5:12 PM PDT

to watch Blu-Ray piped through the Blue-ray drive on my to my TV? I was thinking of maybe simply installing a Blu-Ray in my PC and hooking it up to my TV.

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The PQ will be the same...

however, you will not get any audio through that connection. You would have to figure out some other way to hook up your PC to get audio to your TV or receiver.

One thing that I will say about that. Even if you find a solution on getting the audio from your PC to the TV or AVR, you will never get to listen to the HD audio tracks. Those can only be passed through HDMI. You may not care about that, but it is a great feature of Blu-ray, besides the great picture.

Good luck.

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Could I just the SPDIF from my SoundBlaster to my receiver?
by barkal_l / June 4, 2008 12:51 PM PDT

I realize I wouldn't get the HD audio, but it would still be Dolby Digital at least.

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vid card
by bevillan / June 4, 2008 3:47 AM PDT

I think to make that idea worthwhile you would also need to upgrade your videocard to one that has a HDMI output so you can enjoy the HD sound codecs...unless you don't care about the HD sound.

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