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Re: A/V reciever + Computer
Its more then possible to connect your sound card to your receiver, the question would be what connections are available.
Looking at your receiver's owners manual it does appear that you should have 3 digital inputs (2 optical, and 1 coaxial), so if your sound card has digital outputs it maybe best to use these. If your sound card does not, you should be able to invest in a "Y" audio cable that would go from a basic mini plug connection to a dual rca connector. You could then connect the cable to a line out (sugjested) or speaker out and then connect the rca side to a separate source (dvd, Dtv/Cbl, Dvr, CD, MD/Cd-R)
On a side note you might want to make sure some of your system sounds are deactivated unless you want to hear beeps, and bells while your using your receiver.
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In general, your PC's sound card (and its controlling software) will determine what it can connect to. Even the most basic PC would have stereo analog output via the typical green 1/8" connector or a headphone jack that easily adapts to RCA pair for REAL audio connection. Any Line Level input EXCEPT PHONO would accept the PC's output. The output level would be controlled by the sound card software and settings. More-advanced sound cards would have similar adaptable 5.1 or 7.1 (paired) analog outputs and / or digital audio outputs that conform to the s/pdif or Dolby Digital standards. A digital-capable receiver would accept 44.1 kHz for normal CD or DTS sources. Some diddling with the output sampling frequency might allow digital multichannel audio to be decoded by the receiver.
In general, your PC's sound card (and its controlling software) will determine what it can connect to.
Even the most basic PC would have stereo analog output via the typical green 1/8" connector or a headphone jack that easily adapts (*) to RCA pair for REAL audio connection. Any Line Level input EXCEPT PHONO would accept the PC's output. The output level would be controlled by the sound card software and settings.
The easiest way is to use a 1/8" stereo to dual RCA cord and connect the output of the sound card to an AUX input on the receiver. These cables are readily available and cheap. You shoul dhave 3 mini jacks on the back of the computer related to the sound card setup.
1) Audio input mic
2) Audio input line
3) Audio output line
Connect the receiver to the audio output line jack.
ideally you would use an HDMI video cable but few video cards support that standard yet.
Your next best choice is to use a DVI to HDMI connection cable. They work very well as the video signal is the same between the two the only difference is that a DVI cable does not support sound so you will have to use a 3.5mm stereo (male) to RCA cable for sound.
Now there could be complications there as your receiver may not be able to display a video images off the hdmi cable while combining sound from the analog cable.
Some computer video cards have an RCA or s-video output and that will work BUT the picture quality is going to be bad, real bad.
a better option is to find a device that allows you to connect to your network to view images and videos. There are a number of such devices such as x-box 360, Tivo series 3 etc..
You're close. PHONO is NEVER the place to send Line Level signals. It is for the small output produced by a phono cartridge only. Google RIAA equalization to see why it sounds so bad when connected that way.
That you get sound through Phono at least proves your PC is producing an output. Now we have to figure out why your RECEIVER doesn't sense the program where it should be connected.
If you have another analog audio source that works on the receiver, temporarily connect the PC audio there to see how it sounds. Then think about why it doesn't work in MD/TAPE, SA-CD/CD, TV/SAT, DVD, or either Video IN. Any of those should work.
a sound device is a dedicated board the fits in a free PCI slot(inside the PC) and produces all of the sounds once connected to a set of speakers, hifi unit,some newer PC's come with built in sound cards
not all cards are the same quality some are standard stereo and some are full theatre quality(dolby,THX etc)
so its wise to find a solution for your needs as many aspects of newer cards may never be needed
maybe you have a sound card in your system and have not yet installed drivers if you right click on my computer(on desktop) and use the properties in the menu,you will see a new box ,goto the HARDWARE tab and then the DEVICE MANAGER tab
click the + next to sound,video,gamecontrollers
if u see any mention of an audio device right clickit and select UPDATE DRIVER
but remember a sound card must be connected to speakers or a hifi unit to produce the sound
Friend there are several possibillities to this problem and we'll discuss it one by one.
The first possible problem is that your operating system might be damaged by a virus that is why your sound system doesn't work. The solution for this problem is to have an updated anti-virus program on your computer and clean your computer with this anti-virus program. After you have done this procedure, you have to install a software that is compatible with your sound system or if you have a sound card on your computer use the software that is packaged along with your purchased sound card have it installed. After doing this procedure try to connect your sound system to the output of your computer usually there are holes or terminal in your computer that is exactly suitable to your sound system's jack and make sure that you connect to the output line. If this doesn't work install a media player to your computer and repeat those procedures mentioned above. In installing those software it is easy just follow the instructions and read carefully the images and characters presented by your computer screen.
Thanks! I hope i've solved your problem
You can use an auxiliary input on your Denon. What type of connection is available on the sound card? Some models have toslink while most have the mini-jacks which will require an adapter (mini-jack to RCA) which you can connect to the AUX input on your Denon. On the computer, make sure the LINE-OUT of the sound card is activated.