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Audio over HDMI from GTX 260

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Broom2455, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Broom2455


    Oct 11, 2009
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    Hi All,
    You advice is needed please.
    On my rig in the specs on the left I have just purchased:
    NVIDIA SPDIF HMDI AUDIO CABLE SP DIF CABLE from ebay and connected it to my soundcard in specs (Supreme FXII) using the SPDIF out on the soundcard and connected the 2 pin to the graphics card.
    Using DVI to HDMI lead to Panasonic 32" LCD 1080p I get picture but no sound:mad:
    I have checked in NVIDIA control Panel and it says HDMI audio enabled, selected SPDIF out on Soundmax software... no sound, selected back to speakers... no sound. :banghead:

    Any advice would be gratefully recieved :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  2. ktr


    Apr 7, 2006
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    You might have to select SPDIF as your playback device in Audio in Control Panel.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. Dent1

    May 18, 2010
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    That is because DVI can not pass through sound, DVI is only for images. HDMI can do sound and images, using a DVI to HDMI cable will mean that only the image data will come through but not the sound due to DVI's limitation.

    I believe Nvidia has a special and unofficial DVI to HDMI cable which solves this issue though, the only other way around this issue is to buy a Nvidia GTX4xx series or a ATI card as I believe they have built in soundcards and HDMI outputs.

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