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    s/pdif hellllp!!

    i need help i got an abit fatal1ty f190hd, i can find where to connect the internal spdif! is it the internal slot which says "CD1"? the one where you connect the cd drive audio cable? if so how will i know which wire is positive and negetive? thanks

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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    The sockets should be keyed so that you cannot connect them incorrectly (although there is no positive and negative as such - it isn't a DC signal). handbook/manual that came with the board should identify the connections, both internal and external. The CD1 connector is probably the internal input that connects to the CD/DVD audio out connector and will have a dedicated lead for that which may have come with the board, or might have been supplied withthe drive, dpending on whether you bought a retail packages drive or an OEM version.
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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    There is no internal s/pdif on that motherboard, at least there's none mentioned in the manual.
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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    iv looked around everywhere! i cant find an spdif! what can i do? i want to connect the spdif to my 9800gtx for hdtv!

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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    I don't know about the situation with nVidia cards but the Ati ones I use both install a seperate HDMI audio device which you can specify to use within Windows instead of your sound card/internal audio. You just plug in a DVI to HDMI adaptor and it passes the audio straight through that.

    You seem to have no s/pdif header on your mobo and your only s/pdif out is optical so you'll have to work with that if you can't pass the audio through the card directly. Do you have an optical in on your tv?
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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    ok so the mobo doesnt have onboard optical.

    i cant seem to find an optical port on my sony bravia 37" LCD, do these tv's come with optical?

    i have noticed that my mobo has a built in hdmi port and i have one with my 9800gtx, can i use the hdmi from the 9800gtx for video and the hdmi from the mobo for sound? (if possible?)
    as my tv has 2 hdmi slots

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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    I would have thought it unlikely. The optical port is for sound - slo unless the monitor has a digital decoder or dolby decoder built in, thee would be no requirement for it.
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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    ok, do most tv's have an optical port?, also is there any other solutions for my problem? i just want the sound to come from my tv when i plug my pc in via hdmi

    can i use one of these? clickhere

    or can anyone guide me to a cheap sound card which i can use for the spdif connection? will the asus supreme fx work?
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    Re: s/pdif hellllp!!

    SPDif is not the same as HDMI - the converter you linked to just converts coax spdif to optical. Some TVs have optical OUT to feed to an AV amplifier - similarly some sound cards have optical out for the same reason.

    HDMI carries both digital audio and video, so you need a computer or other device that provides that interface.

    I haven't researched this particularly, but I don't believe that a TV will take HDMI sound on oe input, and video on another, but I may be wrong on that assumption.

    More information here

    http://www.hdmi.org/

    http://www.tech-faq.com/spdif.shtml
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