So I built my own computer for the first time this past year, and am using it as a media station in my living room, I have it connected to a 40" toshiba lcd via hdmi cable.
when watching videos, streaming over the internet or my home network, and even sometimes right off the computer itself, I am having sound problems. the sound will cut out for just a second here and there, and then it will be fine for awhile, then do it again repeatedly. I’m also having other sound issues(crackling and mufflling of audio during playback) that I think may be related, but maybe not, its hard to tell.
It doesn’t do it at all when watching regular tv, so i’m assuming its not the tv, and none of my other computers in my home do it, so I assume its not the network.
the logical assumption is that its my video card i suppose, i’m using an ATI Radeon HD 4350, 512 MB ddr2 with an onboard hdmi connector. Can someone tell me if this is my problem?? and also what is a reasonably priced hdmi card I could purchase that works well?? keep in mind I want to run both the audio and video through the hdmi to minimize the amount of wires in my living room. thanks!!!
P.S. if this is not a good newbie topic please feel free to move it somewhere else, I wasn’t sure where to post this??