PCI card with HDMI sound and video?

By jsmileb
Dec 23, 2008
  1. I have a Dell XPS-M1330 with an HDMI port that incorporates both sound and video. I would like to duplicate this capability on a desktop, i.e. a card with an HDMI port that provides both sound and video to a flat screen. It seems to me that if Dell can make this capability available on a laptop, there should be a PCI card that would also do it. I have tried all manner of searches on this board and the Newegg website looking for such a card to no avail. Anyone have any suggestions?????
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Look into creative (www.creative.com). Usually the new soundblaster cards have an HDMI port.
  3. direwolf007

    direwolf007 TS Rookie Posts: 105

    The Sound Blaster series doesn't output video tho.

    Since you specified a PCI slot look for one of the following:
    Powercolor HD2400Pro PCI
    <Various Manufacturers (Sparkle, PNY...> GeForce 8400GS PCI

    They can be found on newegg and tigerdirect, among other places.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    Merging HDMI+Sound is an issue for your motherboard and the Video/Sound cards.
    Typically (where supported) a wire lead from the sound card attaches to a pin on the
    MB near the video card.
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