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post #1 of 9
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Hi.

I was wondering if someone here could help me out. I just bought a VGA HD Cable for my 360 so I can play on my bros awesome computer monitor. I also bought an Optical Cable because he has a surround sound system connected to it.

But there is a problem. It says I have to plug in the optical cable to the receiver, so I plug it into the computer, but I get no sound. I have tried everything I could think of to solve it, but I still receive no sound. If anyone else has there 360 hooked up to their computer monitor, can you please help me?

Rep to anyone who can help me. Thanks in advance.
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The optical is an input on the sound card, correct?
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The optical is an input on the sound card, correct?
Yes...I have to plug the optical cable into the computer and the VGA adapter on the back of the 360.
post #4 of 9
If you have a receiver why not just plug the optical cable into that instead of your computer?

If you really need to do so, then make sure that your SPDIF device on your soundcard is active and any other onboard devices are disabled.
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If you have a receiver why not just plug the optical cable into that instead of your computer?

If you really need to do so, then make sure that your SPDIF device on your soundcard is active and any other onboard devices are disabled.
Its weird. All it is is a Sub and 5 speakers that I have to plug into the back of my comp. I have to plug it into the computer.

But how do I make sure that my SPDIF device is active?
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spdif is always active on creative cards. Have you looked in the cards controll pannel
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How do I find the sound cards control panel...sry but I am not really computer savvy.
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well on mine its in the bottom right corner on the windows task bar. Do you have a creative card?
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well on mine its in the bottom right corner on the windows task bar. Do you have a creative card?
I have no idea...but thanks for the help anyway guys.

I found a solution. I found out that the stereo in my room had some Aux Inputs, so I just plugged them into that. So I could not find out how to play the sound through my Comp Sound System, I figured it out through my regular stereo.

Thanks for the help anyway. Rep for both of you.
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