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Old 04-23-2014, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default How to enable sound in monitor speakers?

Hello, i have monitor Benq E2220HD (E2220HD - LCD Monitors - Products | BenQ Middle East) which has in build speakers. From Windows Vista i cant listen any sound, because probably i have connected only DVI video signal cable to my graphic card <> monitor. So i want to ask which cable is needed to enable sound, are there more options.

I dont want to use Jack 3,5 audio cable for audio in/out because i already have this connected to my main ampliffier. I just want to use monitor sound without always reconnecting this audio cable from ampliffier to monitor, what are other option? monitor have more connectors like HDMI, D-SUB, USB, SPDIF
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HDMI should do the trick
You might need to manually set the monitor as the primary speaker when using HDMI
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Hello Postcd.

The best option you have is the HDMI connectivity. It is basically a DVI with audio-out technology, so don't worry about any signal quality loss.

Before that, we need to know what video device you are using!

Link us to it to check if it does support HDMI audio, or simply right click on the speakers' icon on the taskbar next to the clock and/or date, click on "playback devices" and check on the coming list if there is a "High Definition Audio Device" speakers available!

If it is there, you most likely do have a supporting video device!

If you have an HDMI cable ready at hand, go ahead and try after right clicking on that audio device we just found then choose "set as default".

If you don't have an HDMI cable available, link us to the video card you have to make sure it does really support HDMI audio, before wasting money on a cable!

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thx,

this is my graphic card:


and my mainboard:


so i dont have any HDMI

regarding cables, i tried to connect pc with monitor these ways:

- usb to usb - no soud
- usb to jack 3,5 - no sound
- spdif out to jack 3,5 - no sound

but i see music playback visualised on Taskbar / playback devices next to Standard speakers icon.

PS i also have cinch type cables, and cinch to jack 3,5..
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You're welcome!

Well, we need the full model name of the graphics card. Some cards support DHMI audio through DVI using a DVI to HDMI output conversion. Could be a dongle or just a cable!

Other choices will depend on the monitor's available audio input ports!

In worst cases, 3.5 jack will have to do!
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Default Re: How to enable sound in monitor speakers?

what you want to do is not really possible in the way you want to do it, or at least in the way you've been going about it.

Your best bet is probably to get something like this such that one cable can go to the monitor's jack, the other to your main speaker system:
Amazon.com: Belkin Speaker and Headphone Splitter: Electronics
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:33 PM   #7
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thx celeform, a good idea. There are similar:
http://www.buyincoins.com/item/299.html
http://www.buyincoins.com/item/8682.html

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Graphic card is: Asus Radeon HD3650 Silent/HTDI/512M

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I would not go with the first one you linked as that looks like it could end up blocking other ports/plugs on your motherboard. That second one would be perfect in my opinion.
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Graphic card is: Asus Radeon HD3650 Silent/HTDI/512M


Then you do have 5.1 HDMI audio out in the video card!

An adapter similar to this:


...should have been provided with the card! If not, then you'll have to get one and use an HDMI cable with it.

I believe "nezaponjeno" under "1- Digital Display Audio: AMD High Definition Device" means disconnected or not available? Once you connect the adapter with an HDMI cable it should come available. Then all you have to do is highlight it with a simple left click then click on the button "Natsavit Vytchozi" which I believe means "set default"!

Make the connections while the system is off first!

Reassure us what happens
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Smart_Guy:
thx, tell me please why this DVI (PC) to HDMI (Monitor) connection should work while current DVI (PC) to DVI (Monitor) dont transfer any sound? How can it make a difference? THe sound would still have to go thru DVI so why should your DVI/HDMI convertor method work?
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No problem!

DVI and HDMI are technically the same. They kinda transfer digital signal the same way. The only difference is that the monitor must have an HDMI connection on its end to recognize HDMI audio and activate it. There is no such a thing as DVI audio for any monitor to recognize in the first place so the monitor will just provide video only by default since no device was ever programmed/designed to receive audio through DVI.

AMD/ATI cards starting Radeon HD 3000 series, if I'm not mistaking, were however programmed/designed to send audio through DVI as it is, once again, technically the same as HDMI, the part of which AMD took advantage!

I hope my clarification and English make sense

Edit:
You can read any reviews or specifications for video cards using the same chipset as the one you own (Radeon HD 3650), and find out it mentions that it provides HDMI audio though DVI adaptor!
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thank you all for advices,

so i bought dvi to hdmi cable: 5FT 1.8M HDMI to DVI DVI-D 24+1 Pin Cable Cord 1080P for HDTV HD PC PS3 XBOX DVD -- BuyinCoins.com
and when connected it to remaining dvi port on my graphic card and to monitor. Only grey screen shows when i switch to hdmi2 on my monitor.

But i solved sound issue by buying this $1 jack splitter: 3.5mm Headphone Splitter Jack Adapter for MP3 iPod Nano -- BuyinCoins.com
this splitter is connected to my green line out jack on motherboartd then i have 2 jack to jack 3,5 cables. One jack goes to monitor green jack connector and second jack cable goes to my amplifier with big reproductors.
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so i bought dvi to hdmi cable: 5FT 1.8M HDMI to DVI DVI-D 24+1 Pin Cable Cord 1080P for HDTV HD PC PS3 XBOX DVD -- BuyinCoins.com
and when connected it to remaining dvi port on my graphic card and to monitor. Only grey screen shows when i switch to hdmi2 on my monitor.
Did you do that while the DVI cable in you original post was still connected?

If yes, you'll have to activate the other DVI port from the Catalyst Control Panel (multi-monitor setup) for the DVI-HDMI cable connected there to work. You can also completely disconnect the main DVI and replace it with that new DVI-HDMI cable while the computer is turned off.
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