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I've got a gaming rig + 22" monitor and a 36" fullHD TV in the same room. My plan is to connect the TV to the GPU as a second monitor using an HDMI cable. Sounds simple enough, right? The problem is getting the sound to the TV as well as the video. This is crucial for me, as my speakers are on the other side of the room, and to the side, so it totally kills the point having the sound coming out of the PC speakers.

Is there a way to get the sound AND video to my TV using a single HDMI cable? Or perhaps a simple workaround?
Also, is there such a thing as a thin HDMI cable? Running 10m of that fat cable sounds like a nightmare.. or perhaps a wireless solution? What do you recommend?
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You should not have any issues with sound and video via hdmi as long as you have the correct drivers installed including the hdmi driver which is normally included within the express install of your Nvidia drivers. Then, on your TV, select HDMI as the output source and you should be fine.

Just then set HDMI to the default audio output on the PC and check your audio settings on the TV. It should configure itself without any intervention.
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

You should not have any issues with sound and video via hdmi as long as you have the correct drivers installed including the hdmi driver which is normally included within the express install of your Nvidia drivers. Then, on your TV, select HDMI as the output source and you should be fine.
Just then set HDMI to the default audio output on the PC and check your audio settings on the TV. It should configure itself without any intervention.

Seriously? It's that easy? smile.gif
Thanks, I had no idea.
I'm guessing that's the "Set up digital audio" tab in the nvidia control panel..
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Well, yeah, but you should not need to change a single setting.
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Well, yeah, but you should not need to change a single setting.
Good to know. Is an HDMI cable v1.3 good enough or do I need to have v1.4? I don't need Ethernet or 3d, FWIW.
Would this cable be ok?

Cable specs:
Standard Type A to Mini Type C connectors.
Gold plated connectors to resist corrosion.
Length: 10 Meter V1.3
Gold Plated

link: http://r.ebay.com/paNwR6
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Good to know. Is an HDMI cable v1.3 good enough or do I need to have v1.4? I don't need Ethernet or 3d, FWIW.
Would this cable be ok?
Cable specs:
Standard Type A to Mini Type C connectors.
Gold plated connectors to resist corrosion.
Length: 10 Meter V1.3
Gold Plated
link: http://r.ebay.com/paNwR6

Yes that will be fine as long as you don't go above 1080p and/or play 3D content.
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