and i know AMD is the first company in the world paying customers 50€ for an obsolete analog sound system.
Hold on, are you claiming that *most* consumer users rely on an HDMI-attached TV for their only sound source ?
I know that *some* rely on HDMI audio for their only sound source (it's pretty much the standard HTPC config) but AFAIK most consumer users still either use built-in speakers (laptops, all-in-ones) or cheap external speakers.
Getting a bit side tracked I see...
I have no need for HDMI audio, so it should indeed work fine for my purposes. I use an analog sound system and/or a headset. That's certainly a requirement I would have mentioned, if I needed it.
Thanks for that info, agd5f.
Now anyone know about fglrx and video acceleration?
This article (and relevant discussion) should answer your question: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTAyODU[/code]
and: "(it's pretty much the standard HTPC config) " is not SOME standard means MOST.
you're contradicting yourself!
and: " but AFAIK most consumer users "use--> [WINDOWS]
sure there are many brain-death Windows users with a HDMI monitor with sound and a cheap analog soundsystem to.
there are many stupid people around the world sure!
and in the end AMD's argument is: you have to be stupid and spend 50€ in an obsolete sound system or install a windows7 and pay 100€ to Microsoft.
Dirty business! i think Microsoft pays AMD for this.
Q, most desktop users have their audio through either the inbuilt motherboard audio, or a sound card which goes to their desktop speakers.
Talking about who said most or what and their meaning in therms of HTPC is irrelevant! Stop trying to make something out of nothing.
Anyhow, I could easily have audio on my TV from a VGA laptop by using a 3.5mm jack to White/Red audio ports cable, and those are cheap and easy to buy (You can also try ebay if you wish)
Your argument only works if all "consumer users" run "HTPC configs", which I really don't think is the case. I don't know the exact numbers but I would guess maybe 5-10% of consumer systems are dedicated HTPC configs where the only display/sound devices are HDMI-attached.
Most computers have non-HDMI audio output; in fact I don't think it's too far off to say just about all of them do. Moreover, I would say more computers have non-HDMI *digital* audio output (coax, 3.5 to coax, or optical) than have HDMI ports period.