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Lcd montior with tv box but no hdmi sound

Hi there i recently purchased a 22 inch lcd monitor with an hdmi input(BENQ). i am using a tv box to use the monitor as a television. my problem is the monitor has 3 inputs...vga,,,dvi and hdmi....the tv box has pc/tv/svideo. so when i change input on the tv box i get tv which works fine with audio...s fine with audio or when i connnect to pc works fine with audio.but when i press input on my monitor and go to hdmi play ps3 i get no sound.well i do get sound but the same sound frm the tv channel that im watching and not audio from the game im playing.any solutions?im so confused!

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Re: lcd montior with tv box but no hdmi sound

In some cases certain manufacturers say in the instructions that when using s video with seperate audio, you cannot use the HDMI for the sound and sometimes visa versa, it's just the way the output is set up. Remove the other sound cable you are using for pc or tv and just use HDMI to confirm that the sound is re-enabled on the HDMI

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My monitor(HPL1950) was working good until i unplugged it from my computer to play on PS3. When i connected the monitor to my PS3 with HDMI it showed black screen...with small text. I took a pic of it

You can download the manual for the monitor from this page (
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If you go to page 28, it shows where, in the on-screen menus, that you can select the video input. The factory default is to auto-select, but if that's been changed, then you'll just display what's not coming in from your computer any more. Since the monitor is working, that will hopefully let you select the HDMI input and be up and running.

Good Luck!

Seeing comments on link not working. Works OK for me - takes me to a HP download site where you click the second group for the PDF. If it's still not working, the process is:
1) press the menu button on the front of the monitor.

2) Go to the Select Input icon, which will look like a box with a 1 and a 2 in it.

3) Select the input.

Although.... looking at your picture more clearly, and confirming with the manual, this monitor is listed as having DVI and VGA inputs. No documentation for an HDMI input. Plus it can act as a USB hub so that you can run one transfer USB from your computer port and then use the monitor to centralize mouse, keyboard, nerf-launcher, coffee warmer, etc. If you're plugging, or trying to plug an HDMI cable into the monitor, you are likely plugging into a USB port, which may both be messing up the port or the cable, and confusing a monitor looking for a USB handshake instead of an HDMI video stream. If there really is a labeled HDMI port on this monitor, then it's an undocumented feature that didn't make it into the manual for the L1950.

This may be bad news, but it sounds like the root of the problem. If so, there are plenty of adapters like here : (the edit isn't giving me live links. Just search for HDMI-female to DVI Male adapter on your search engine of choice and you should find gear starting at a couple of bucks up and up to serve as an adapter. That will hopefully do the trick if this is a case of mistaken port function.

Good Luck!

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Since you are running the to LCD monitor instead of a LCD TV this is where you run into the issue. because the monitor is not setup to pull out the audio from the HDMI connection. So there is a few ways that you maybe able to to this.

The first one is look around at the different output cables out there the PS3. (I just got one so I do not know the accessories that are out for the PS3) This is becoming a common setup so if Sony does not have cable that will split off the audio then a 3rd party group may. I know they have one like that for the XBOX 360.

Another you can try is if your monitor will except an analog connection you may need to go that way. That is how I have my XBOX 360 that is my room connected. I have a RBG HD to VGA connect the VGA input on the monitor and the audio going to my sound card.

The reason why I suggested going analog is that right with our curent technology that if you are run with the 2 formats at the same time you will get audio/video sync issues. So you need to go all analog or all digital.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions on this and/or need me to clarify anything.


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