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I can get picture with hdmi connected but no sound. Do i have to connect the optical digital audio cable from PC to TV to get sound? Actually the video and sound go to stereo receiver first, video passes thru to TV. Trying to watch pictures and listen to music on home theater thru computer.

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  • David Petry Mar 15, 2011

    Technically that should work. Can you explain to me how you are achieveing this? Do you have an eztenal or internal video card and, if so how is it connected? I'm guessing you have a USB sound card because you mention digital optical.

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If your video card supports audio over hdmi in that case you need to find the s/pdif port on you motherboard and the port on your video card (usually right next to and sli or xfire bridge) then you can send the sound thru the hdmi. if not you will have to connect your optical audio cable or a 3.5mm audio out to rca left and right out to your receiver for audio. what video card and mother board are you using? if you know this i can tell you exactly where the ports are for the spdif cable to video card and mobo.

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If it is DVI to HDMI connection DVI does not carry audio only video. In this case you would have to use optical hooked straight up to your reciever.

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  • brian shevack Mar 15, 2011

    actually some dvi does carry audio

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