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OK, so I switched over to an AMD 6950. Very happy so far, but my sound issues remain when I try to pass audio through my AV receiver. But at least I have been able to troubleshoot the exact issue down the problem to this:

1. Plug in monitor 1 into DVI 1 (native).
2. Turn on computer.
3. One screen, no sound. Good, OK.
4. Plug in AV receiver for sound: HDMI-out from GPU to HDMI-in on receiver (native, using regular HDMI cable).
5. Sound works. Good!
6. Connect monitor 2, plug into HDMI-out on receiver (using DVI to HDMI adapter).
7. 2nd screen powers on, sound is disabled. ****!
8. Pull out monitor 2 connected receiver.
9. Still no sound!
10. Turn receiver off/on.
11. Sound returns!

Why must my sound be disabled? Maybe it's something wrong with the adapter? The DVI->HDMI adapter is a female DVI-I Dual Link, whereas the DVI out from my apple display cable is only DVI-D Single Link...shouldn't make a difference having more pins on the adapter..right? It's not certified or anything..got it on eBay. Other than that I don't see any relevant settings on me receiver. HDMI passthrough doesn't help.
I was having similar issues with my previous NVIDIA card and my onboard Intel HDMI Graphics HDMI out sound also..

Any help or insight would be great!
thanks, d3d
Edited by d3daiM - 8/15/12 at 2:20pm
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DVI does not support audio. There are no pins for it. So, plugging HDMI into a DVI adapter, then plugging DVI into your amp will obviously disable sound.
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DVI does not support audio. There are no pins for it. So, plugging HDMI into a DVI adapter, then plugging DVI into your amp will obviously disable sound.
You misunderstood my setup. The HDMI out from my GPU plugs directly into my HDMI in on my receiver with a regular HDMI cable. It is only when I plug my monitor into the HDMI out from my receiver (to get video) with the use of a HDMI (male) to DVI (female) adapter that I get problems.
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I've also tried using a DP -> DVI adapter (not sure if its "active") and putting the two monitors into a group. I did this successfully. But as soon as I turn on my receiver, which is plugged in via HDMI, it botches everything up. I've tried extending the desktop to my receiver after I have the group made for the two monitors, but it tells me that it is "not valid for my group configuration"....
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It's most likely a handshaking issue. The receiver is probably passing through the handshake to the 2nd monitor when it connects, and because it's not HDMI compatible it fails and thus no sound.

That's just what I think the issue is... as for a fix, i got nothing.
 
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It's most likely a handshaking issue. The receiver is probably passing through the handshake to the 2nd monitor when it connects, and because it's not HDMI compatible it fails and thus no sound.
That's just what I think the issue is... as for a fix, i got nothing.
Yeah, that sounds like the issue. Apart from me replacing and guessing on another receiver that might be more suitable for HTPC setups, all I can think is that it is up to AMD/ATI/Realtek to provide a more robust HDMI driver package..

I mean, jeeze, I am able to get sound without video, I am able to get video passing through with no sound, but I can't have both.
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DVI does not support audio. There are no pins for it. So, plugging HDMI into a DVI adapter, then plugging DVI into your amp will obviously disable sound.


DVI on AMD cards can pass audio. I used to do just this when I had a 4890 for temp duty as a htpc card. I'd use the HIS DVI to HDMI adapter that passed audio.
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enables HDMI output (Video and Sound) from compatible ATI Radeon HD 3000 and 4000 Series Video cards

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028Y4FWK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01


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You misunderstood my setup. The HDMI out from my GPU plugs directly into my HDMI in on my receiver with a regular HDMI cable. It is only when I plug my monitor into the HDMI out from my receiver (to get video) with the use of a HDMI (male) to DVI (female) adapter that I get problems.


Does your receiver have the option to pass audio even when the display is off?

I can't speak for your setup, but my htpc is setup exactly like that but I stay HDMI on its way to the TV.

If you think it's a hand shake issue, get a better quality cable.
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DVI on AMD cards can pass audio. I used to do just this when I had a 4890 for temp duty as a htpc card. I'd use the HIS DVI to HDMI adapter that passed audio.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028Y4FWK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01
Completely agree. He's full of thracks. I accidentally passed audio through my DVI, using a cheap ebay DVI->HDMI adapter to my receiver. I was pretty amazed. Well..that was on my Nvidia at least..so maybe AMD doesn't support? Oh?
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Does your receiver have the option to pass audio even when the display is off?
I set the receiver to the proper channel (HDMI #1) that matches the input on the back (HDMI-in #1) that I am plugging in directly in to from my GPU's HDMI out. It is always processing sound I believe. There is only one HDMI output on the back of the receiver. I'll try to test it with my PS3 tomorrow. good thinkin
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I can't speak for your setup, but my htpc is setup exactly like that but I stay HDMI on its way to the TV.
But..what?
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If you think it's a hand shake issue, get a better quality cable.
You really think it is just the cable? .. -_- It's a pretty new cable. Nice and thick. thumb.gif I'll try my even phatter longer one later. Awww yeah . And the DVi cable going from my receiver to my monitor is affixed to the monitor itself; non replaceable (Apple..)..boo
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I have problems with HDMI sound not sending signal to my receiver too. BUT! My issue is only with drivers newer than 12.4. Have you tried the 12.4 driver?

I have all the same symptoms as you do, but 12.4 drivers are fine.

Also, the 12.8 drivers were released yesterday, that supposedly fix this, but it hasn't for me. They have it listed as a fix in their list though.
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Great news about the new release! Thanks for letting me know. And I have heard a lot of people claim that 12.4 works the best, but it didn't change a thing for me when I installed it. But I just reformatted, so maybe a clean install of my chipset drivers and ccc 12.4 would do the trick? You think I should try that or take a stab at a fresh (yet experimental) 12.8?
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