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Any ideas?
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Are you splitting the analog signal? Set your speakers config to stereo if your using analog and try again
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I did set to stereo. I just want audio to come out from both monitors.
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How about a USB hub behind the monitors for the cold cathode lighting, cord should be enough to reach the 5' to the outlet or use an extension.

Have you tried an MP3 player instead of your sound card to test the splitter to the monitors. Maybe a bad splitter?
Edited by SgtHawker - 6/12/11 at 4:56am
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post #16 of 24
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How about a USB hub behind the monitors for the cold cathode lighting, cord should be enough to reach the 5' to the outlet or use an extension.

Have you tried an MP3 player instead of your sound card to test the splitter to the monitors. Maybe a bad splitter?
Tried configuring the monitors again but no luck. The only time it would work (split sound) was when I used a vga cable and dvi. When I stuck HDMI into one of the monitors, the only way that monitor would get audio is through spdif (even tried disabling and unplugging this). Not sure how to go from here.

I love that idea. Do you recommend any USB cathodes in particular?
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Tried configuring the monitors again but no luck. The only time it would work (split sound) was when I used a vga cable and dvi. When I stuck HDMI into one of the monitors, the only way that monitor would get audio is through spdif (even tried disabling and unplugging this). Not sure how to go from here.

I love that idea. Do you recommend any USB cathodes in particular?
I don't know how your card gets audio, but my 3870s had an SP/DIF audio in connector, and a separate driver in the Catalyst package for audio through the card and over the HDMI cable. I didn't use HDMI and never actually tried it. So you might need to check your video card's instructions to check on it. I know some video cards got the audio thru the PCIe bus, and didn't need the audio in cable for HDMI to work, but I am not sure if this requires a driver for the audio.

That said, I am not sure if the HDMI cables into two monitors will give audio to both, but I don't see why not.

I got the USB idea from your earlier post stating you had no USB connectors in your monitors, and the outlet is 5' away. Should work fine.
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post #18 of 24
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Sweet, got me a couple blue ones from here.

As for the audio, one monitor is connected via hdmi and the other is dvi. I used to output the audio through the spdif (took me forever to figure out how and now I want to get rid of it). I even unplugged the spdif from the mobo and card. VGA + DVI worked great, I got audio from both monitors. Still trying to find a solution for HDMI + DVI.
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
I have a small form-factor splitter for a 3.5mm jack so that audio plays through all my three monitors.

It's fairly easily to hide behind my monitors.

I took a splitter and wired it so one gets all the left sound and one gets all the right, then plugged my center monitor into the center channel and I have a ghetto surround sound
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If you use HDMI you will shut off all your other sound ports. I do this all the time. I have my head phones pluged into my monitor if I want my speasker to work I then enable the playback device as my speakers and not my HDMI port. Works pretty good for my purposes
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/22/11 at 12:22pm
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