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hooking up audio from p.c to t.v?

March 16, 2009 at 15:39:38
Specs: vista, 5gb

do i need to add a sound card for a second high quality audio source? i have 1 plug
that goes to my desktop speakers.. and i will need a second line/ plug in. with a speaker plug on one end and a red/white for audio to my lcd t.v will a splitter and a cable do it? or should i get a 2nd sound card? thanks

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#1
March 21, 2009 at 12:22:15

What did you want to do? Just listen to music on your TV? Play movies?

Either way, you're right about the cable you need. There are a few ways to look at this. I had two sound cards with two different speakers attached and I was able to record from one while playing a song from the other without a problem (why? because I could) I put a two channel mixer to it and was able to DJ a party easly. I listened to the next song while playing a current song. I also tried a Y splitter from the green output. I found that it split the power it gave to my speakers and dimmed the sound.

My oppinion, i'd use a second sound card just to be able to properly control the sound better and direct them wherever you want.

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#2
March 21, 2009 at 12:52:49

HI NIGHT* what i wanna do is hook up my new lcd t.v to this p.c listed ** I BOUGHT A better HDMI CABLE from monoprice.com and also have one line going to my desktop speakers SO I also bought a 3.5 mill splitter and cable so the question is in order to get the best sound from my p.c to my t.v do I need a second sound source?/a card or just split the onboard audio? i,m only going to be using one sound source at a time eg: my p.c speakers won,t be on when i,m watching t,v.. BUT i want the best sound i can receive to the t.v THEY say a HDMI cable carries audio and video but I hooked up my dvd player to my t.v via HDMI out to t.v in BUT i also had to use red/white RCA,S for the sound? I only got a picture without the RCA,S ALSO i,m only at 1.5 with my DSL might be a slow speed issue* and also question I HAVE only 5gb do I need more? and should I stay with service pack 1 on vista 64 bit? lastly if you know of any things in running processes I DON,T need let me know what I can shutdown*thanks so much
HP Pavilion m8530f Media Center Desktop PC - AMD Quad-Core Phenom 9550 2.2GHz, 5GB DDR2, 750GB SATA, DVDRW-RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9300GE, Gigabit LAN, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1

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#3
March 21, 2009 at 16:52:29

I can't answer all those questions but to answer the HDMI one:

"So I take it downstairs to hook to my 1080p RPTV, a JVC HD-56FH97 and things are not so great. At first sound output did not work via HDMI, but after updating the Realtek HD audio drivers, the nForce drivers and the Foreceware drivers (none of which were available through HP, they have not updated the original drivers for the s3600z on their support site), and then checking my settings again to switch the default output device to HDMI, now the sound is finally working via HDMI."

Yes, you should be able to get audio from HDMI. My dad's TV had to enable something, i can't remember, which then got the DVD player working with the audio. I read that HDMI from PC to TV only gets you stereo channels and not 5.1.

Depending on the onboard audio, the quality might not be there. Also, depending on the sound system you have, it might not matter. TV speakers for example. If you have a Bose system, then you might want to get a better sound card.

For the rest of the questions, i don't know. I don't have Vista. The 5 gigs of ram, that should be plenty just to have sound on your TV.

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#4
March 22, 2009 at 07:53:54

THANKS i also have a pair of h.p a1314n X.P media center p.c,s 2.4 gig 4 gb 25 HDD and one has very weak sound do you think the audio chipset could be bad? and btw I would love to downgrade my new phenom quad to x.p and i know people have done it** but i,m afraid if i do i will have problems i hate vista i just wanted a quad lol i'll have to try and see i have a hi def converter box i bought for my older set it only has rca and s- video connectors and i also have a pc-to tv converter box i don,t think? either of those things are needed* though i need to find out what processes i can stop running in vista to get max performance** thanks late

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#5
March 23, 2009 at 03:46:11

High quality drivers for tv and dvd are not provided by many
manufacturers to enforce DRM. You may get them from other
manufacturers that use the same chip set.

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