HDTV Audio Woes

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Mayday408, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Mayday408


    Dec 21, 2008
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    I'm not sure if this is the exact place to post this, so feel free to move me.

    I'm trying to hookup my PC to my TV to play all the movies and TV shows I have on it.

    I'm having problems with audio playing from my TV's speaker with my new computer. It worked just fine with my old XP setup. I now got a Vista Ultimate x64 comp running, and the same way I hooked my audio up in my XP machine isn't working. Neither is any other way I thought of.

    Pics of setup located @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

    The way I hook up my PC to TV is through a DVI M to HDMI M. I have 2 dvi slots on my GTX 260. 1 for my PC monitor, and 1 for my Sony Bravia 32' TV.

    Now I know the video card won't carry audio onto the HDMI, but if you look underneath the plugs for hdmi in this pic, you see holes for R-speaker and L-speaker (red and white cables)

    So I bought this cable, which carries the red and white audio to a normal audio plug in (ipod, computers, etc) and just put that into my USB soundcard.

    This, for whatever reason, doesn't seem to want to work anymore. When I plug in the audio cable to my soundcard + TV, it just produces static noises randomly, not just when I'm trying to play a Movie.

    I have the latest drivers. Also with this motherboard came onboard sound, and that didn't work plugging into either. Weird because it has HD audio..

    Could I solve my problem by buying real PC speakers, and then since the video works just fine, I can play the movie/tv shows sound out of the PC speakers?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Mayday408, Jan 13, 2009
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