DVI to HDMI ?

mossman70

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Sean
Hi, I'm pretty new to all this so bear with me !!. I've got a Panasonic TH42PX600 Plasma which as you all probably now has 2 HDMI inputs and a VGA (15pin mini sub) input on the rear. I have a NVidia GeForce FX5200 card on my PC which has a DVI-I and a VGA output on it. I have my monitor connected to the VGA output so was wondering if its possible to connect my PC to Plasma either by a DVI to HDMI cable or use a HDMI to HDMI cable with a DVI to HDMI adaptor on the PC or use the VGA on the Plasma to connect to the VGA on my PC. As I said I'm pretty new to all this but is it my understanding that HDMI carrys video and audio and if I connect to the Plasma with a DVI to HDMI cable I will lose the audio. If this is the case how do I get audio to the Plasma? I am looking at buying an AV reciever (Yamaha RXV359) to connect my surround speakers too so would I have to connect from my sound card on the PC to this? I'm sorry if this has been placed in the wrong thread..Many Thanks in advance!! Sean
 

Jeff Gatie

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Use a DVI to HDMI cable for the video and Red/White RCA analog audio cable(s) (probably have to have a stereo mini-plug adapter on the PC end) for the audio. The HDMI input on the TV should have a corresponding analog audio input, plug the RCA's in there. If your soundcard on the PC has a digital audio out (Coax/Optical, or an adapter of some sort), that would be what you want to connect to the suround receiver, otherwise the best surround you will get is Dolby Pro-Logic, which is far inferior to Dolby Digital.
 

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