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I cannot get my PC sound to play through my Samsung LE32457A HDTV

Currently using a DVI to HDMI cable for video, which works fine, but my 3.5mm to twin phono (red+white) jack cable doesn't appear to be doing anything. The red/white jacks are right beside the HDMI input on the back of the TV, grouped together in a white outline, so I know those are the intended ones. I have got sound coming out of the 3.5mm jack on the back of the PC when I plug my PC speakers into it. Have replaced the 3.5-to-phono cable once in case of a faulty cable, too. There appears to be no 3.5mm input on the back of the TV, so I cannot use a 3.5-to-3.5 mm cable.

Any suggestions?

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/image/hdtv/Samsung-LE40A656/rear-connections.jpg <- back of TV

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I hope 3.5mm to twin phono would have plugged in headphone jack of PC to get sound for TV, right?
Reduce PC volume level up to zero and increase it very little bit to get sound in TV.
TV is getting excessive sound level from headphone jack and causing mute circuit to activate to avoid any internal damage.

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    Unplug TV for couple of minutes from AC wall socket, replug back in, turn it On and try above method.



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You will have to use a HDMI straight cable. You can not use the RCA jacks when you are using the HDMI. because the HDMI carries the sound

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