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I have a Creative Xfi Titanium Extreme Gaming Fatality card and a Samsung 40" LCD TV both in Sig That I want to hook sound from PC to TV with.

I plug the toslink cable into my pc and I get a red light at the other end of the cable and vise versa when I plug the cable into the TV.

For some reason I can not seem to get the toslink cable to play sound through the TV's speakers.

Does any one know if there is some kind of software setting I need to enable to get the digital sound to work through the toslink cable?
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post #2 of 22
The toslink port is an output, not an input on the TV.
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post #3 of 22
Are you sure that the tosllink connection on the tv is an input? Most of the time when tvs have an optical connection it is an output.
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I believe the TV Toslink port is output only. Therefore, the PC is using the output port to the TV output which is conflicting, if that makes any sense.
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Thanks guys I'll have to find the user manual now to see if this is the case and report back shortly once I find the User manual and page w/PC connections info.
Edited by N2Gaming - 11/8/11 at 9:58pm
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Thanks for the quick replies guys.

My TV"s User manual tells me to use a PC Audio Cable. I was under the impression that a Toslink cable was a PC Audio Cable and in thinking this way I purchased a 20 foot toslink cable for less than $5.00 shipped that I don't even need.

It's a good thing I did not go w/a more expensive toslink cable.

Now If I can only figure out what the TV's User manual means by PC Audio Cable.

If I'm not mistaken I think it means the Thin 3 connection analog cable that I'm currently using to my Analog receiver.
Edited by N2Gaming - 11/8/11 at 10:01pm
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post #7 of 22
Yeah most connections are only a 1-way street

Only HDMI 1.4 goes both ways.
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrallite View Post
Yeah most connections are only a 1-way street

Only HDMI 1.4 goes both ways.
If the device supports it .

depending on the TV, headphone or speaker out will be either red and white or 3.5mm jack.

headphone out from pc>3.5mm to 3.5mm cable>adapter if needed(3.5mm to analog red and white)>DVI Audio IN on the TV

EDIT: nvidia might have something that supports audio over HDMI, too. This works on my monitor .
Edited by Nocturin - 11/8/11 at 10:18pm
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If the device supports it .
Obviously but it's one of HDMI 1.4's four core specs. If your devices don't have it, then it doesn't fully conform to the interface standard and is merely a "pseudo HDMI 1.4" device.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by astrallite View Post

Obviously but it's one of HDMI 1.4's four core specs. If your devices don't have it, then it doesn't fully conform to the interface standard and is merely a "pseudo HDMI 1.4" device.

wait... what?

being backwards compatible doesn't make something "psuedo HDMI 1.4" device. I don't think I comprehended your post correctly, can you elaborate?
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