September 3rd, 2010, 07:58 PM #1
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Connecting PC to LCD TV - No Audio
Hi folks. After an hour in Samsung's tech support chat room, they told me to call tech support. So, I'm seeking help elsewhere before I jump off that bridge again. Not very good at the terminology, but I'll try my best here.
I recently picked up a Samsung 46" LCD TV (LN46C670M1FXZA) and am attempting to hook up my desktop to it. I ran an HDMI cable with a generic HDMI to DVI adapter I had laying around, so the DVI end is plugged into the graphics card (GTX 285) port, and the HDMI end is plugged into the TV's "HDMI 1 / DVI" port. Video is working fine.
The manual shows a PC connection using the above-mentioned "HDMI 1 / DVI" port for video, and the "PC DVI Audio In" port with the mini-stereo / headphone jack type of connection. I tried this first using a 15' extension that has a few different adapters to choose from, and then a short headphone jack cable at the end. No sound.
Next, I tried using a Y splitter on the audio cable so that it ends with the red / white RCA jacks. I tried various ports on the TV, but no sound. I switched the PC Video to one of the generic HDMI ports, but I still couldn't get the PC audio to play through the TV or the stereo which the TV runs through. (Note: Tried with the stereo disconnected and TV speaker volume as as well, just to be safe)
The audio cable is working, this much I know. Connecting the RCA jack adapter straight to the stereo allowed the PC audio to play. Also, swapping out my Blu-Ray Player's red/white RCA jacks with the PC leads resulted in the Blu-Ray Player's video on the TV with the PC's audio playing. For some reason, I just can't get the PC Video and the PC Audio together. I'm stumped.
Here's the online paperwork on the TV.
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September 4th, 2010, 08:14 AM #2
Welcome to TechIMO.
The easy way to do this is using the headphone/speaker jack on your computer, whichever you have. You only need a 1/8" jack to dual RCA cable. Very cheap.
September 4th, 2010, 12:29 PM #3
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