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Turning on Microphone of Viewsonic VX2255 LCD Display

I have just connected the USB output of a Viewsonic VX2255 LCD display and used the camera setup wizard. The Web Cam works, but I cannot get the microphone to register as an input device. I've looked at the menu activated from the controls at the side of the monitor, and I know that the sound is *not* muted. I don't know what incantation I'm missing.

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  • danny001 Feb 01, 2010

    I don't think that's it because I tried Skype and it never saw the microphone from the monitor. It's as if it's not connected. I am getting the idea that the USB connection does not connect the audio from the microphone, but that seems foolish.

  • danny001 Feb 01, 2010

    I don't think that's it because I tried Skype and it doesn't even see the microphone. Neither does Windows. I would have thought that the USB feed from the monitor (which enabled the Web Cam) would also enable the microphone. But it seems that this might not be the case. I'm not sure if the Microphone requires an audio jack into the sound card, which would be weird.

  • danny001 Feb 01, 2010

    The monitor itself has a web cam. That's what is confusing. The web cam on the Viewsonic VX2255 is at the top of the monitor. The microphone is at the bottom. Install the USB cable in the bottom and into the computer, install the software from Viewsonic, and the camera works. But there is no input when I speak into the microphone.

    One would think that if they have the camera through USB, they would have the microphone as well.

    Viewsonic's email support said that I needed to take the Line In (audio jack) into the Line Out/Audio Out of my sound card. (So, it seems that they are saying that the microphone is not digitized, but the camera is.) Still, their answer is weird because you would think a microphone went to the Line In of the sound card.

  • danny001 Feb 04, 2010

    In the end, it took connecting the analog audio cable into the sound card input, and rebooting the machine so that it would recognize the new input. My guess is that anything newer would have had everything digitized, since it's harder to digitize images than sound. Just a weird mid level device.



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I had the very same problem. The microphone audio is not carried through the USB connection only the video. You will need a 3.8mm mini jack cable to connect the monitor to the microphone input on your desktop. If you look on the back of your monitor you will find the audio plug it is a small round receptical, on my monitor it was next to the HDMI plug. It may even be labled line in (go figure).

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The microphone setup should be with the communication software that you will be using such as SKYPE or OoVoo set up panel. It will not be at the monitor. I use OOVOO because I can do video call with six people at once.

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  • Bud Martin
    Bud Martin Feb 01, 2010

    Do you get the same problem when the webcam is connected directly to the PC's USB port? I do not think it is the monitor that is causing the problem since the USB ports on the monitor are just a powered USB hub. What brand of the webcam are you using?

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    Bud Martin Feb 01, 2010

    I see, yeah, that makes no sense since just about all the USB webcam has built-in mic, both video and sound are digitized and sent through USB so you do not need extra cable just for microphone.



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