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Trying to get PC sound to the Surround Sound System

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mattbel123, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. mattbel123

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    First, I managed to hook up my Dell XPS 420 to my HDTV. I have that working well by messing around with CCC. The only other issue is trying to get the sound to come out of the surround sound system which is a Sony DAV-HDX465. I purchased an 3.5mm RCA Stereo male cable to plug the jack into the computer and plug the Red/White cord in the back of the computer, but still couldn't get sound. The sound on my computer is set at Realtek HDMI Output. I've tried changing this back to Speaker/Headphone but the sound still wasn't coming from the surround sound. Sound only comes from the tv when on Realtek HDMI.


    So, i'm wondering if theres something else I need to do or I possibly have this hooked up wrong. I read somewhere that said to plug the jack into the soundcard but I was confused on that. I didn't see anything. I read also somewhere that I need to change the sound settings and change the MIC In to line in. Anyone help would be great. Thanks
     
  2. lawson_jl

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    To get sound out of your PC you need to use the HDMI or the speaker out on the sound card. Your PC speakers are likely plugged into that spot right now. Keep in mind that the sound coming from the sound card is 2 channel analog sound only.
     
  3. mattbel123

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    I have an ATI Radeon 2400 which supports 5.1
     
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