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Windows 7: No sound through SPDIF out (red) Optical.

28 Oct 2012   #1
xemath

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
No sound through SPDIF out (red) Optical.

Hi, I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3h-B3 Motherboard, which has a SPDIF out port on it. I followed the instructions by going into the Realtek Audio manager and setting it to "Digital Output (Optical) [I added a picture below]" and when I test it, no sound comes out, it is hooked up to a Vizio HD Tv, Im using a Nvidia 8800 GT with a DVI-D-HDMI converter on the TV to display.




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29 Oct 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Do you actually have an optical output or an S/PDIF "Digital" output with an RCA type jack? If its an RCA type then its the "digital" output and not the Optical.
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29 Oct 2012   #3
xemath

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It looks like the optical port on the right in this picture. (The black square with the gray cover)
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29 Oct 2012   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Checked that the TV is set to use the optical connection?
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29 Oct 2012   #5
xemath

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yep, I've checked. It's set to TruSurround HD On, Dolby Digital. I see on my volume mixer when i click the volume the green bar moves, but my tv's speakers produce no sound.
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29 Oct 2012   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check the TV's own settings, not in Windows.
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30 Oct 2012   #7
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

If the PC port is working or at least active there should be a red light in it.
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30 Oct 2012   #8
xemath

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It is active, the port shines red and the red transfers through the wire when plugged in.
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30 Oct 2012   #9
xemath

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Check the TV's own settings, not in Windows.
I did this.
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30 Oct 2012   #10
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

I just went back and re-read your post. If you are using the video out from the 8600GT, via an HDMI converter, there is no audio in that HDMI connection. You would have to run a separate audio line from the PC's Optical (in this case) output to the TV, and the TV would have to be able to accept Video ONLY from the HDMI and audio from the Optial TOS Link (in this case).
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