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Old 04-12-2012, 05:01 AM   #16
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Also, as an addition that I forgot to mention. You also have consumer level monitors/tv's that perform post processing on the HDMI input but not on the DVI.

It isn't applicable to the subject directly, as it is external to the discussed standards... but something to consider when looking at certain displays and what input you want to use.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:04 AM   #17
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DVI always. No one should hurt their ears with built in speakers on a monitor. Its bad enough I use them for my DVR. DVI transfer the same digital signal as HDMI without the audio.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:10 AM   #18
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DVI always. No one should hurt their ears with built in speakers on a monitor. Its bad enough I use them for my DVR. DVI transfer the same digital signal as HDMI without the audio.
A hum what about 7.1 ch through a receiver over HDMI? I think that beats any sound card provided the receiver is good quality.. obviously the receiver would then pass video to the monitor.. love my 7.1 setup
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:40 AM   #19
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What are you running that would even get you interested in color space? Are you over analyzing this?
I do a little Photoshop restoration work, but it's more of a hobby. I am by no means a professional.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:41 AM   #20
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A hum what about 7.1 ch through a receiver over HDMI? I think that beats any sound card provided the receiver is good quality.. obviously the receiver would then pass video to the monitor.. love my 7.1 setup
Hahaha, no.

My Essence STX + AD700's + foobar2000 with WASAPI playback + 24-bit/96Khz music (not upsampled) > anything you have.

Don't mean to brag, but it's pretty awesome, for a budget setup.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:45 AM   #21
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A PCI-e soundcard isn't going to be as good as a high end receiver... but it could certainly be better than a built-in soundcard.

Sending the audio through a receiver could be a very high end solution. It's basically up to the digital->analog processing and signal amplification on the receiver vs. on the soundcard. The receiver has a huge advantage in amplification because of the size and allotted power. The digital->analog processing is an even fight. That's the short version of why a high end receiver will be able to provide higher quality than a high end sound card.

The sound card solution usually won't work with high end speakers or 5.1+ speaker setups at all, and a receiver is probably not a practical solution for headphone users. That's another aspect to consider.

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:41 AM   #22
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Hahaha, no.

My Essence STX + AD700's + foobar2000 with WASAPI playback + 24-bit/96Khz music (not upsampled) > anything you have.

Don't mean to brag, but it's pretty awesome, for a budget setup.
a hum 24bit 192Khz to my receiver.... U sure now
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:20 AM   #23
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Alright,

Well I think I've made my decision, I'm going to go with the following.

ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor

EVGA 012-P3-2078-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) Classified Ultra 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

DisplayPort is just too rare still. I wish video card manufacturers would stop DVI already. It's dying, let it go. Or at least reduce to 1 port and use the extra room to add DP or HDMI.

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