i've encountered a weird problem with one of the machines in my office. it's running Windows XP and has a Geforce 7600GS with DVI & HDMI ports. i'm using the HDMI to connect to a Samsung 60" plasma HDTV. it's strictly for low-power presentations like Powerpoint or AutoCAD or PDFs, so the card doesn't have to be beefy (or recent, for that matter). the sound is the onboard Realtek AC'97, output to the RCA jacks on the TV's HDMI audio. i've tried three different nvidia driver versions (83.40, 97.xx, and 185.85) and this issue manifests with all three versions: * if there's no driver installed at all (except the default VGA) the sound works fine through the TV, but the highest resolution i can get is 1280x1024. * once i install the driver, the resolution changes to the native one for the TV, but the sound doesn't work through the TV anymore. however, if i unplug the cable to the TV and plug in regular speakers, the sound works fine through those. i'm stumped on this one. i can't figure out if it's an nvidia driver problem or if it's something to do with the Samsung TV and how it handles audio when it's using the HDMI source. at this point i would be happy to get a newer card that has HDMI output, but i don't know which one to get that would work correctly with this setup. ideally i would be able to correct whatever is causing this and continue to use the 7600 instead of having to buy a new card. if anyone can shed some light on what's going on here or offer advice as to a newer card that has HDMI output and will work with this setup (and not cost a lot), i'd greatly appreciate it.