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Windows 7: Connecting PC to TV and home theatre system

30 Dec 2011   #11
kimboy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have found the cable in the graphics card box in the garage lol. All i need is for the hdmi cable and the adaptor to arrive and i'll connect everything like you said and i'll get back to you.

Thanks alot


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02 Jan 2012   #12
WispGB

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It is also worth a look to see if your amp has an "auxiliary in" port. If it does just a standard auxiliary cable will do the job that is how my pc sound is connected to my Sony home theater system.

Wisp
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02 Jan 2012   #13
adamf4i

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anyone having issues with hdmi showing up in control panel to select as the source , cause I have looked all over and that option is not available , Im getting video to the tv with a dvi to hdmi adapter but no audio any suggestions?
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02 Jan 2012   #14
WispGB

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

because the sound output of the pc is not vid the dvi port. you will still need to use the speaker output. plugging in to a tv is the same as a monitor, it only sends the visual not the audio.

hope this helps

Wisp
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02 Jan 2012   #15
adamf4i

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I have a coaxial cable for audio , but there isnt a place to plug it on the tv or the pc ... is there a cable i need specifically and where does it go on the pc and where on the tv ... little mini jack type of plug like something you would plug into your phone or ipod for headphones ?????
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02 Jan 2012   #16
WispGB

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

exactly that. on the back of your pc it will have an audio out port (circle in shape, same size as a headphone jack and normally coloured green) all you need is a standard auxiliary cable and there should be a slot in the back of the tv for it to go in to that pairs up with the hdmi. for example on the back of my samsung tv there is an input labeled "PC" with both a vga option and hdmi option with an audio input next to it.

Wisp
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04 Jan 2012   #17
kimboy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Sorry for the delay in the response.

When you set the amps 'channel' to the HDMI input that's coming from the PC, and then the input on the TV that's connected to the amp, the amps basically acting as a video source pass-through**.

Essentially, it's the amp that "sees" the PC, since it's receiving both the video/audio signal.



Hopefully this breakdown makes the whole process a little easier to understand (I'm even starting to lose myself ):

  • Onboard audio is 'passed through' the GPU via the 2pin cable that connects the motherboard to GPU
  • GPU with the DVI>HDMI adapter +HDMI cable transfer both the Video and Audio signals to the amp.
  • The amps 'channel' input that is selected ie HDMI 2 , processes the video and sound. Resulting in the sound playing through your Home Theatre System
  • Then that same 'channel' on the amp will then output the video signal to the TV via whatever 'video out' output you use, resulting in the Video being 'passed-through' the amp to display the signal on the TV.

Basically the biggest difference between HDMI and DVI is that HDMI is designed to carry both digital audio and video signals on the same cable. DVI cables are only designed to carry video signals. Since your GPU only has DVI-D outputs and no native HDMI outputs, the right adapter is needed.

This is why a DVI Dual Link adapter is important because there are plenty of DVI>HDMI adapters (not dual link) that will only carry the video signal and not the audio as well. By using a Dual Link adapter, this allows the 'extra' signal, in this case audio; to be transferred alongside the video signal via a HDMI cable.



**"Pass-Through" is a term used when a device allows a signal to travel through it without doing any processing. A middle man/conduit if you will.

With your setup, the sound is being 'processed' by the onboard audio - "Passed-through" the GPU and then delivered to the amp. The video is 'processed' by the GPU, "passed-through" the amp and the signal delivered to the TV.
Everything arrived today and i've connected everything and its working!! thank you so much.
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