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    • ferry
    • By ferry 6th May 18, 9:00 AM
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    No sound from TV through PC
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    • 6th May 18, 9:00 AM
    No sound from TV through PC 6th May 18 at 9:00 AM
    Need some help please.
    I have a TV that doubles as a PC monitor but I can get it to play sound like Youtube etc. Tried changing settings etc through the sounds menus and HDMI settings but I cannot set it to default.
    Is this maybe a sound card issue due to it having no HDMI capability?
    Bit lost with this one. Its Windows 7 Pc.

    Thanks for any help
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 6th May 18, 9:13 AM
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    • 6th May 18, 9:13 AM
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    • 6th May 18, 9:13 AM
    Might it be cabling related? Son plugging his tablet into the TV had to get a different cable as the default he was using lacked the connected wires...
    I'm sorry I didn't get the details but I no longer presume sound carries unless I've been assured the connecting cable's right.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 6th May 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 6th May 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 6th May 18, 9:18 AM
    I'm slightly confused, how is the PC connected to the TV? Are you playing YouTube through the TV's built in app or via the PC?
    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 6th May 18, 9:59 AM
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    • 6th May 18, 9:59 AM
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    • 6th May 18, 9:59 AM
    If the PC is connected by VGA cable, that doesn't have any audio.

    If it's connected by HDMI, you'll need to enable digital audio on HDMI feed to TV. Or you could try digital optical out if the soundcard has that nad feed into S/PDIF input of TV.
    Last edited by Debbie Savard; 06-05-2018 at 10:01 AM.
    • googler
    • By googler 6th May 18, 3:49 PM
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    • 6th May 18, 3:49 PM
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    • 6th May 18, 3:49 PM
    As mentioned earlier, I/we suspect you've connected the two with a lead that carries video signal only.
    • ferry
    • By ferry 7th May 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 5:24 PM
    Thanks guys. You are quite right its just connected by VGA cable. If there is such a thing will I need to get a sound card with hdmi connection?
    • custardy
    • By custardy 7th May 18, 5:52 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 5:52 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 5:52 PM
    Thanks guys. You are quite right its just connected by VGA cable. If there is such a thing will I need to get a sound card with hdmi connection?
    Originally posted by ferry
    HDMI is the easy solution. That would be your graphics card,not sound card.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 7th May 18, 9:37 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 9:37 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 9:37 PM
    Our Toshiba TV has two HDMI inputs, No1 needs an audio input via a separate lead but N02 gives both picture and audio via the HDMI lead.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 8th May 18, 3:10 AM
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    • 8th May 18, 3:10 AM
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    • 8th May 18, 3:10 AM
    Graphics card with HDMI, doesn't matter what one. You can buy a Nvidia GT710 that'll do graphics and audio for around 25 on Amazon.
    • ferry
    • By ferry 12th May 18, 4:00 PM
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    Graphics card with HDMI, doesn't matter what one. You can buy a Nvidia GT710 that'll do graphics and audio for around 25 on Amazon.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Thanks - quick question please - di I need a graphics card with both vga and hdmi outputs? and will they bith need to be connected to tv to get both sound and vision?

    Thanks
    • pmartin86
    • By pmartin86 13th May 18, 12:00 AM
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    Dont worry about a graphics card, its highly likly that your PC has 3.5mm audio out port, you need something like this to go with the VGA

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable-1meter-Black/dp/B000Q6LT26
    • that
    • By that 13th May 18, 12:35 AM
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    Need some help please.
    I have a TV that doubles as a PC monitor but I can get it to play sound like Youtube etc. Tried changing settings etc through the sounds menus and HDMI settings but I cannot set it to default.
    Originally posted by ferry
    So you can make it work, but every time you have to change its settings to make it work?

    1) What is the it you are referring to, PC or tv?
    2) If it is the TV, then list the make and model, as some one may be able to help you?
    3) What is the setting you have to keep changing to get the sound?

    if on the other hand you get no sound from your PC, this may be the answer https://www.amazon.co.uk/Active-Adapter-Benfei-Converter-Gold-Plated/dp/B01KLKQN9U/ref=sr_1_18?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1526168025&s r=1-18&keywords=hdmi+with+audio
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 13th May 18, 9:57 AM
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    Thanks - quick question please - di I need a graphics card with both vga and hdmi outputs? and will they bith need to be connected to tv to get both sound and vision?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by ferry
    You only need the HDMI connection if you're buying a graphics card but as said above if you've got a 3.5mm output on the PC & a matching input on the TV you can just use an audio cable.

    If you tell us the make & model of the TV we'd know what inputs the TV has. Tell us what outputs the PC has too.


    So you can make it work, but every time you have to change its settings to make it work?
    Originally posted by that

    You could have saved yourself the effort by reading the posts below the original one especially the one by the OP themselves.
    • that
    • By that 13th May 18, 9:06 PM
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    [QUOTE=Colin_Maybe;74279977You could have saved yourself the effort by reading the posts below the original one especially the one by the OP themselves.[/QUOTE]
    Unfortunately I have to say I read it multiple times and could not work out what is going on
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 14th May 18, 9:33 AM
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    Unfortunately I have to say I read it multiple times and could not work out what is going on
    Originally posted by that
    Puzzling first post to be fair. They were connected by a VGA cable but playing Youtube via the TV's built-in app (presumably, they never clarified). Then talking about sound cards with no HDMI port didn't help...
    • lammy82
    • By lammy82 14th May 18, 9:42 AM
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    To add my voice to the Moneysaving tipsters, you almost definitely don't need to upgrade your video card to HDMI for this. You just need to add an audio cable to your existing solution. Like this:

    • stator
    • By stator 14th May 18, 10:43 AM
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    Post a photo of the back of your PC
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th May 18, 7:24 PM
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    Puzzling first post to be fair. They were connected by a VGA cable but playing Youtube via the TV's built-in app (presumably, they never clarified). Then talking about sound cards with no HDMI port didn't help...
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    I think that when they said "can" they meant "can't".
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    • ferry
    • By ferry 14th May 18, 8:51 PM
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    Ok. Here are some (poor quality) pics which I hope will clear this up once and for all :

    https://s7.postimg.cc/89f7ttprv/20180514_204627.jpg

    https://s7.postimg.cc/ezvp3ckob/20180514_204708.jpg

    https://s7.postimg.cc/vox4yttzv/20180514_204733.jpg
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 14th May 18, 8:59 PM
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    I think that when they said "can" they meant "can't".
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Of course they did, I should have spotted that myself...

    They're not "poor quality", they're atrocious

    That said your TV has audio input so the cheapest choice is just the 3,5mm single audio lead listed above somewhere.

    http://www.hitachidigitalmedia.com/en-gb/products/led-tvs/fhd/22hbd06u
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