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Windows 7: Audio Question

02 Jan 2010   #1
blsbball

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Audio Question

So I just built an htpc and hooked it up to my 32 inch lcd tv. I have it hooked up through hdmi(best resolution by far when comparing to pc input). I then bought a pair of 2.1 speakers to hook up to the system as well. My plan was to hook them up to my headphone jack on the tv but I just realized I do not have a jack on the lcd. Now would I be able to hook the speakers up to the computer and have it play audio as well? I am concerned that once you plug in something via HDMI it only outputs both audio and video through that connection and no others. However I hope that is not the case. Thanks everyone.


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02 Jan 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That I cannot tell you as I don't have a HDMI interface on my system. Others will, and can probably give a better answer. But why don't you just try it and let everyone here know what happens?
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02 Jan 2010   #3
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

In all cases I've seen (may not have seen them all ) you can't have both. You can have the HDMI or the PC's speakers.
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02 Jan 2010   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blsbball View Post
So I just built an htpc and hooked it up to my 32 inch lcd tv. I have it hooked up through hdmi(best resolution by far when comparing to pc input). I then bought a pair of 2.1 speakers to hook up to the system as well. My plan was to hook them up to my headphone jack on the tv but I just realized I do not have a jack on the lcd. Now would I be able to hook the speakers up to the computer and have it play audio as well? I am concerned that once you plug in something via HDMI it only outputs both audio and video through that connection and no others. However I hope that is not the case. Thanks everyone.
I use my monitor and my LCD TV and I initially had to force it to output audio through my HDMI out, I would say you can choose your preferred output by going to control panel\sound and pick your PC soundcard as your device
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02 Jan 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
I would say you can choose your preferred output by going to control panel\sound and pick your PC soundcard as your device
Correct. As fireberd said you can only use one at a time, but you can choose which to use.
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02 Jan 2010   #6
blsbball

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

So I could still use pc audio and hdmi video? I wont be able to try until later in the week when I get the cable.
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03 Jan 2010   #7
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blsbball View Post
So I could still use pc audio and hdmi video? I wont be able to try until later in the week when I get the cable.
no , I reckon fireberd said it best

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd
you can't have both. You can have the HDMI or the PC's speakers.
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04 Jan 2010   #8
blsbball

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Update..PC speakers work fine when pc is hooked up to tv via hdmi.
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04 Jan 2010   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Thanks for letting us know.
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