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Windows 7: Win7 + HD 4350 + HDMI + Audio + HDTV good plan?

18 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 build 7100
 
 
Win7 + HD 4350 + HDMI + Audio + HDTV good plan?

Hi, I'm going to buy an HD 4350 for a Media PC so it can be plugged into an HDTV via HDMI. Will this be able to put audio through the HDMI port as well? Any issues on Windows 7? Using Windows 7 x64 7100, going to buy Gigabyte HD 4350. Any help would be appreciated, thanks


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18 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

4350? I don't have anything against ATi videocards but this one is little old. Why not trying the 4850. There are some with an HDMI.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R485MC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Has for issues and stuff with Windows 7, I can't tell. Sorry :\
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18 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

If you want to go cheaper, look for the HD4650, or HD4770.
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19 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 build 7100
 
 

It isn't for gaming, it's for a media centre PC. I am completely happy with my own PC.
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19 Jun 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yohan View Post
It isn't for gaming, it's for a media centre PC. I am completely happy with my own PC.
You will need a special DVI-HDMI adapter. I cannot find a cable that does it, and according to ATI tech support, the adapter is the only option. Dig thoroughly thru ATI's online info and you can confirm this. The part is widely available BUT be careful - there are two classes signified by color. Light grey and dark grey. You MUST ensure that they are ATI certified.

Search ATI for:
737-28867: Radeon HD 2xxx Series - DVI-HDMI Adapter does not work
and you will find the part numbers. I have an email from ATI tech that references the colors in reverse order and he/she has yet to clarify.

+1 on the "You can buy a less expensive card" I picked up an HD3850 for $25 for the same application as you. The extra power is for gaming and will have no effect on HTPC applications. HD3xxx series is 5.1 audio, HD4xxx series is 7.1 audio.

Heads up: Check your TV specs and tech support. Not all HDMI ports are the same. On my Samsung LNT4665F, port 1 requires an overscan and port 3 requires an underscan (controls found in CCC, so the "problem" was easily solved for me).
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19 Jun 2009   #6

 
Parts is parts

Dear Customer,
Your service request : SR #{ticketno:[8200213166]} has been reviewed and updated.
Response and Service Request History:
Sorry for the confusion, yes you need the light grey adapter.
In order to update this service request, please respond, leaving the service request reference intact.
Best regards,
AMD Global Customer Care

ATI Part Number: 6140063500G

Note that the correct adapter supports the HD3xxx AND HD4xxx series, so the difference is not related to the audio.
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19 Jun 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You will need a special DVI-HDMI adapter.
Actually he won't if he gets the right HD 4350 as a lot of them come with a HDMI port on the card already. This one for example,

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100264HDMI Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And to answer yohan's question, yes it will pass audio over HDMI as the card has its own sound card on it (Realtek, and the drivers for it get installed when you install the ATI drivers). Just a matter of selecting the ATI HDMI Output as the default playback device in the Windows audio settings.
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05 Aug 2009   #8

Vista Extreme
 
 

I just purchased this card and installed it. Mostly it is working great. However, the largest I can get my tv (monitor) to disply is 1024x768. Using a dvi-hdmi connection with the onboard video I had it at 1920x1080. Why will it not work with an hdmi-hdmi on this card? Also, the sound options are set to hdmi but... only allow me to set it to stereo. There are no other set up options. Its a five speaker set up, I believe I should be looking for 5.1 audio. I shouldn't need an audio card because the audio is transferred through the hdmi, right? The tv is hooked up to a samsung surround sound system with good bass... I can only hear the front two speakers...... any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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05 Aug 2009   #9

Vista Extreme
 
 

I just happened to search and pick up on this discussion. I'm running Vista Extreme and this is the pc shown in my system specs
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28 Dec 2009   #10

Windows XP SP3, Mac OS 10.6, Mandriva 2009
 
 

Been using it for a few days now with WinXP SP3, Catalyst 9.12 drivers, hooked up to a Sharp 40" at 1080p. . just wondering if anyone had this issue.. when any audio starts, the screen blanks out for a second. So navigating folders makes the click sound, and blanks the screen. Anything with continuous sound plays ok after the first second. Might try loading up Windows 7 on a spare drive to see if it has the same problem or not.

Other than that, great for the $40 I paid.. Battlefield 2, Left for Dead 2 both playable.
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