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What cables do I need? I used a vga to vga cable and received a picture on the tv but no sound.

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If you are trying to hook your computer to your tv you need an hdmi cable if your tv or computre has no hdmi port than you need to use a 1/4 to 1/4 in cable running from your headphone jack on the computer to a 1/4 input on your tv as the vga cable you are using does not carry audio.

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It all depends on how you connected to the TV. There are 3 common ways, using HDMI, DVI or a VGA cable. Of the 3, only HDMI transmits sound from the computer to the TV. If you are using DVI or VGA, you will need to connect a cable from the audio out (headphone) jack on the computer to audio in on the TV. If you are actually using a HDMI cable, it is probably a setting somewhere.

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When you are using the TV as a monitor (VGA) you need to connect the audio out from the computer to the VGA audio in of the TV. (Otherwise connect computer speakers to the computer (if a desktop) and use those speakers.) The audio out for a desktop is usually marked by a green 3.5 mm jack. The VGA audio in will be a 3.5 mm jack as well; so an audio patch cable (3.5 mm M/M) is needed. (The green port is normal for computer with Line-In, Line-Out and Microphone ports. If the computer has an option for surround sound, check the manual to make sure which port you should use for Line-Out.)

If your cable box has an internet connection (like some DVRs, blu-ray players and TVs), the HDMI cable will carry the audio without separating it out unless you feed the signal through a home theater system (or audio receiver) for a surround sound system.

Which model TV do you have? That will help track down where the VGA audio in port will be. Some models have the VGA audio in next to the VGA port. On other TVs, it is near other audio input and output jacks. Usually it is clearly labeled but you may need a magnifying glass to read the text. (Sometimes it will be labeled VGA/DVI audio in.)

I hope this helps.

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(I have one TV in my household where the DVI audio in uses 2 RCA jacks, even with a computer as the source (so there may be some TVs with that for the VGA source as well). For that situation, I use a 3.5 mm to 2 RCA (M/M/M) cable or an adapter - either 2 RCA (F/F) to 3.5 mm (M) at the computer with an RCA audio cable or 2 RCA (M/M) to 3.5 mm (F) at the TV with a 3.5 mm audio patch cable.)

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I gather from the information given that you are getting the proper signal from the cable receiver but there may be a settings issue with the LCD TV. If the 720 plasma is giving good performance then it has to be settings on the lcd .
I would review the instruction manual to see if you have over look something that is a proper cable select ( hdmi or vga).
If you have selected vga you will not get a clear picture in that mode. HDMI is High definition which works properly with 1080P mode. If you have further issue the manufacturer troubleshooting or Knowledge base will give answers also.
1. check your HDMI cables make sure they are properly seated in the input ports
squarely not at an angle.
2. If you are using a cable receiver check the connection there. Make sure you have the proper cable for your receiver to the TV
3.check channel to see if you TV is selected for channel 3 or 4 as recommend in the instruction manual
4. check the V-chip setup it may be blocking certain channels
5. check you picture modes each channel can have desire picture setup modes.
6. If you are using rca cables you may not get the proper picture as you would with HDMI cable that are specially designed for High Definition TV

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Connect the computer to the TV
1. Through an S-Video cable or
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Then from Graphic properties, extend your desktop to a TV if S-Video, or to a second monitor if VGA cable. For older TVs resolution on computer screen may have to be set to 800x600.
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From the looks of the TV manual you have everything right, so it's very odd you're running into this problem.

Have you tried swapping through the sources? I find with one of the TVs we have on display at work that any time I'm having some troubles with it I will change the source from PC to something else, then back to PC.

If that doesn't work then I'd suggest you try reseting the sound settings back to factory default. The instructions are on page 45 of the TV manual. From the TV menu select "Sound", then "Sound Reset", then either "Reset All" or "Reset Sound Mode". I would suggest reseting all.

Last option would be to try using the headphone jack in the side of the TV, though this is a last resort kind of thing since you would have to unplug it every time you wanted to use the cable box.

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