PC to TV, no sound...

Coldkilla

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We got a new TV (Samsung 52'' 650). The TV has these ports on the side panel. Our computer connection is connected into this side port using this method:

Video Card connected to VGA cable. On other side of VGA cable is an HDMI (no adaptors, one cord). The HDMI side connects to TV's side port in the HDMI4 slot. The picture displays correctly. Sound card connected to an audio cable (green on both ends). The cable attaches to the TV's side panel along with the HDMI from the video card. No sound.

How can I get sound to come out of the TV? Do I have to spend more money on cabling, etc? :/
 

sivart

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What is the name of the input you are plugging the audio into? From your picture, the audio (L/R) is only for the composite or s-video, not the HDMI. It also sounds like your HDMI out (VGA to HDMI??) doesn't carry any sound and the TV is looking for sound from the HDMI input on that particular HDMI input.

Try playing something on the PC and see which input (if any) you get sound on. You need to use an input that has HDMI and an additional audio input. These may only be in the back.
 

nsafreak

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I'm going to take a guess here and say that you're plugging the audio out from the PC to the headphone input on that input panel that you have an image of. That's not going to work since that's an output for headphones and not an input. You're going to need a 3.5mm plug to stereo RCA converter.
 

Coldkilla

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What is the name of the input you are plugging the audio into?
I don't think there is a name. The picture posted is the exact panel I have on my PC.
From your picture, the audio (L/R) is only for the composite or s-video, not the HDMI.
That's contradictory to what NsaFreak's saying about getting a 3.5mm plug to stereo RCa converter because then I would be using those audio L/R ports for the S-video as you say.

-The VGA to HDMI cable coming out of the PC into the TV, correct.
-@Nsa: I didn't realize the headphone jack on the front was for output.

So alright, according to Nsa - I need a 3.5mm plug to stereo RCA converter... which I'm assuming is simply a cord that plugs into my audio cable and converts that into the Red & White that is shown from my picture. But Sivart says that those ports appear to be for the s-video or composite only... so whose right?
 

BassBomb

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the best thing you can do is take a picture of your rear panel so we can see the connection options
 

nsafreak

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Coldkilla, I'm honestly not sure whether those audio inputs are for the S-Video input only or not. Your best bet is to give the adapter a try and see if it works. Usually when a series of inputs are grouped together on a TV set they'll all work for that input. However since HDMI can carry audio those composite audio inputs may only work for the s-video & composite video inputs. If that's the case you may have to get an adapter that combines the audio & video from your PC into HDMI for the TV. I'd definitely try the 3.5mm plug to RCA stereo adapter first as its only going to run you like $2-$3.
 

DaveSimmons

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We don't know without reading the TV manual whether the red & white L,R audio inputs are active when the HDMI plug is used for video. Maybe, maybe not but it seems worth trying. We all can agree that the headphone out jack definitely won't work :)

Also, using the HDMI you -might- need to go in to the TV's setup menu to tell it to read audio from the red & white instead of the HDMI cable. Again maybe, maybe not. The TV may be smart enough to use the red & white if the HDMI signal is video only.
 

newnameman

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OP, I'm assuming this is the manual for your TV. If so, you'll need to plug your PC into HDMI input 2 (on the back of your TV), which has corresponding red + white RCA audio jacks to plug your sound card into.
 

Coldkilla

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So something like this, this, or this?

Yea thats the manual for our television. The image provided in the original post is the 100% same port on my TV. I don't see how taking another picture of the exact same thing will help ;).