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by: robert812003 February 17, 2010 6:22 AM PST

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PC Audio won't play through connected Samsung LCD TV

by robert812003 - 2/17/10 6:22 AM

Hey everyone, I've connected a Samsung LCD television to my friends PC and even though everything seems properly connected we can't get any audio from the PC to play through the television.

The connections are a DVI cable from his graphics card to the TVs DVI/HDMI1 connector for video. For audio we ran a 3.5mm to RCA converter cable from his audio card output to his DVI/HDMI audio In port on the back of the TV. Though when we switch to DVI/HDMI1 on the TV all we get is the video... If we plug generic speakers into the same audio port on the PC all audio comes through flawlessly.

http://www.cablesdirect.com/prodimages/CC399-12_LR.jpg

I've read that if the video is taken through DVI/HDMI, audio is expected to run through the same channel so the TV shuts off the other inputs. We really have spent a lot of money lately on trying to get the two connected, so getting a whole Media Center PC to act as a receiver just for the audio is way out of the question.

Does anyone know if there is a way for me to get the audio playing through the television on the cheap? Currently I have a DVI to HDMI converter on the end of the cable being plugged into the TV.
http://www.jr.com/monster-cable/pe/MC_VAHDMIDVISL2/
Is there any other converter that I can get that would provide me with some work around option?

There have been so many problems with this lately that it's really getting on our nerves. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

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