no sound on tv

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  1. claudiong

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    Hi

    I have connected my PC straight with a dvi to HDMI adapter and then using a HDMI cable.

    But have no sound

    And then went and purchased a digital optical audio cable but can't figure out how to get it to work

    Both my PC and TV have this input. Do I need to buy a different cable
     
  2. Andy98765

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    Would this work with a home cinema system?
     
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    You require a suitable audio 'Output' socket on the PC – some folk will use the headphone socket to get stereo audio into your AV Amp with a low cost 3.5mm stereo to 2RCA cable – though that tends to be a less than ideal solution with the volume being variable and the headphone sockets often producing a fair bit of hiss at higher levels.

    You may want to look at a budget USB ‘DAC' (Digital to Analogue Converter) for stereo audio or USB Optical converter for 5.1 (if your PC supports it).

    Leave the DVI>HDMI cable in place to get video into the TV.

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013

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