No audio with DVI/HDMI

JGiampa

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Hey guys I just got my tv in and I hooked up the cable box (Motorola) which has DVI only no HDMI, so i hooked it up DVI-HDMI. I get real good video but no audio.

WHen I hook it up through the components it works fine. Should I go out and get an optical cable and hook it up in conjuction with the DVI/HDMI? Im not really sure what to do.


Joe
 

Seth=L

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DVI is a video only output, even if you use a DVI-HDMI adapter.

I would use a Toslink (optical) to make the audio connection.
 

JGiampa

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Ok so now i have the optical and the dvi/hdmi hooked up.

still no sound...

Any pointers you guys can help me with?
 

Barry_B_B

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Make sure the receiver and the cable box are set for TOSLINK (optical) audio; you may have to select a digital input on the receiver for the cable box and/or select digital vs analog output on the cable box. Which model of each do you have?
 

JGiampa

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I still have to buy a receiver... but for the moment I have a Motorolla cable box (doesnt seem to be any model number on it). It does not support HDMI thats why I have the DVI...
 

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