Audio from my Computer to my Stereo.
So I hooked up my computer to my HDTV yesterday no problems, but I have no idea what to do about my sound.
Sooooo.... How do I go about getting sound working?
Comp Specs: XFX 790i / 9800 GTX / 2GB DDR3 / Intel Core 2 Duo (Not sure of the model number atm.)
I'm not an audio guy so, basically I'm dumb as a rock when it comes to the subject. Sorry. :P
TV: If you go to the sound control panel (NOT the audio contol, Sound in control panel) you should be able to select HDMI as your audio device.
Stereo audio: Get a cable with a miniplug (like a headphone plug) on one end and RCA plugs on the other. Available at Radio Shack and all the finer rip off electronics stores.
Surround sound: If both your stereo and computer have optical connections, get an optical audio cable and use that.
There are more options depending on your specific situation.
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Hmmmm.... I had no idea about that. I was using an HDMI cable, time to try!
When set to HDMI, it expects audio from the HDMI cable, which computers do not provide. However, when set to DVI, it takes audio from the analog connection instead. Then you just hook your sound card in with a Y-adaptor cable.
EDIT: Maybe I'm slightly wrong, I guess it's common for NVidia cards to come with adapters that need you to plug into the computer's optical audio connection. But whatever, it still gets sound to the HDMI cable.
Also it's more common for motherboard to have coax spdif out then optical spdif. If your motherboard has a lonely phono connector it is probably digital sound out.