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Windows 7: Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output


01 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output

GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.

What I'm trying to do is output just my sound to the receiver via HDMI cable, but still use the DVI to my monitor for video. From the note above taken from the MB specs, sounds like this is not possible.

This is new business to me and wondering how others do this, seems little information I can find. I am ordering a HDMI to DVI cable so I can disconnect the DVI cable from the computer and instead run both video and sound through HDMI to the receiver, then the video to the monitor. Hoping this works.

If all fails then I am relegated to separate digital through S/PDIF optical link, to my receiver. According to the experts this is less than ideal since now, the multi-channel dolby and DTS signals can only be received via HDMI.

Wondering if I get a Blu-ray player for my computer how this is going to all work out. Hoping that HDMI to DVI cable does the trick.

Anyone with experience with this kind of set-up and the aforementioned hardware greatly appreciated.

And Happy NEW YEAR!

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01 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

As you have a separate video card, its capabilities should determine how the video works, not the motherboard. The video is routed to the video card.

If you had some type of integrated Video on the motherboard then the motherboard's specs would apply. For example, I have an Intel i7 3770 CPU and this model has built in Intel HD4000 video which is routed to motherboard video connectors and thus the motherboard would determine how the video is distributed. However, I'm using a separate video card and thus that determines how video is distributed.
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02 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Updated my system specs to my newer ATI Video. Forgot that, yes, I am running a Video card, so how do I pull digital Audio to my receiver? Seems if you try to use HDMI, it is always linked with video. I tried setting system sound output (playback) to HDMI audio, but no sound is produced from that mb HDMI output. Tried plugging HDMI cable into the ATI video card and as soon as I do that it blanks out the Video on the monitor. Seems like I will have to wait for that cable.

My last try while I'm waiting for that HDMI to DVI adapter cord is a S/PDIF optical cable, the only thing that sounds like it might work.

Eventually I will be updating my monitor to a one with HDMI input, and this should solve some of the problems.

One of the main problems I have experienced is way too much noise through the analog links, hoping this does away with most if not all those problems
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02 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well the S/PDIF did it. The cable is barely long enough but the 3' reached. Plugged it in, got a lot of cracks and pops but finally sound to my AKG headphones! Took a quick survey and found the optic needed to be pushed in about a mm more to make a definite locking "click" on both ends and wha-la pure sound, that I can play with to the nth degree, either on the PC or the receiver or both.

Blu-ray player to add, new monitor, but first to build my bookcase speaker, towers and surrounds.
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02 Jan 2013   #5

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I've seen audio optic cables go bad if they are "misused" - bent too much, over stretched, whatever...
I think Optic cables are "too" delicate in that sense...

You might consider buying a longer 6' cable, and use the 3' for a backup...great to have on hand for trouble shooting.
As it's working now, wait till you find a good sale price to buy.
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03 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I've seen audio optic cables go bad if they are "misused" - bent too much, over stretched, whatever...
I think Optic cables are "too" delicate in that sense...

You might consider buying a longer 6' cable, and use the 3' for a backup...great to have on hand for trouble shooting.
As it's working now, wait till you find a good sale price to buy.
Yeah expensive beasts, Wallymart was my only choice on New Years day, going to order a second longer one, good idea. Still learning this end of things but so far seems like things are working out after some learning curve.
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