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I plan on building a new computer soon and changing my active monitors to a passive setup. Before I go off spending money on my video card would feeding HDMI from my computer to HT Receiver (Denon AVR-1612) defeat the purpose of my video card - meaning would a $100 video card be any different from a $300 video card? (not that i plan on spending that much on one) 

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As far as I know the majority of the more expensive video cards provide some enhancements in gaming, and very little difference otherwise. The fact that the output goes to a receiver rather than a PC monitor doesn't change anything: the extra power these cards provide relates to image rendering, not so much displaying.

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Originally Posted by nyjets28 View Post

I plan on building a new computer soon and changing my active monitors to a passive setup. Before I go off spending money on my video card would feeding HDMI from my computer to HT Receiver (Denon AVR-1612) defeat the purpose of my video card - meaning would a $100 video card be any different from a $300 video card? (not that i plan on spending that much on one) 

I'm assuming we are talking about audio quality only.

Would spending only $100 on a video card degrade the HDMI audio quality compared to a $300 video card?

Personally, I would think the HDMI audio quality would be the same, can't see why any reason otherwise.

 

Video wise, all a receiver might do is upscale the video feed.

But as a $100 video/graphics card can easily output a resolution equal to a TV or computer monitors max resolution.

The receiver would not need to do any upscaling.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 10/28/12 at 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by PleasantSounds View Post

As far as I know the majority of the more expensive video cards provide some enhancements in gaming, and very little difference otherwise. The fact that the output goes to a receiver rather than a PC monitor doesn't change anything: the extra power these cards provide relates to image rendering, not so much displaying.

 

so by using the receiver as a go-between for my monitor and PC would the extra power/image rendering capabilities actually carry through? 

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Originally Posted by nyjets28 View Post

 

so by using the receiver as a go-between for my monitor and PC would the extra power/image rendering capabilities actually carry through? 

I would think if you turn off upscaling in the receiver, whatever image the graphics card creates would just pass thru the receiver and to the display unchanged.

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ahh ok. thanks for the clarification.

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