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Connecting AV Receiver to Sound Card of the Graphic Card ? HELP

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July 5, 2013 4:16:52 PM

How Do I connect the AV Receiver to the Sound Card of my Graphic Card ? Because my AMD 7770 only has three ports:
1 DVI
2. HDMI
3.two small ports (don't know the name)

I tried using the HDMI and the Audio worked but then my monitor will split in two because my PC then Recognized the Av Receiver as a monitor.

There has to be a way to do this !?

BTW: I want to do this setup so that my AV Receiver and my Headset that is connected to the deafult realtek audio on the front of my PC split the sound and then this way I can Voice Chat trough my Headset and hear all the orther main audio like games and music trough my AV Receiver.
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 5, 2013 4:46:16 PM

Get a SPDIF cable, and hook it up through your MB's audio out. It'll show up as a different output to your headphones.

Or connect your screen to the output of your receiver.
July 5, 2013 5:15:11 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Get a SPDIF cable, and hook it up through your MB's audio out. It'll show up as a different output to your headphones.

Or connect your screen to the output of your receiver.


Are this spdif cables ? Thats what appeared when I searched it on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Digital-Optical-Audi...

I just checked the SPDIF cable option and my AV Receiver supports it but I don't think my Mother Board has an SPDIF cable output here is a photo of my MotherBoard Ports:

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachmen...

I can't use your second solution because the problem is that my monitor only has VGA and DVI ports, it doesn't has audio support.

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a c 97 U Graphics card
July 5, 2013 5:42:33 PM

Yup, that's an S/P DIF, also known as Optical, TosLink, and probably a bunch of other names.

I can't see that google photo - it's locked to your account.
July 5, 2013 5:50:00 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Yup, that's an S/P DIF, also known as Optical, TosLink, and probably a bunch of other names.

I can't see that google photo - it's locked to your account.


Here is the photo of my motherboard

http://pinterest.com/pin/554224297863970644/

EDIT:

http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-VGA-converter-Audio-Converte...

Will this converter do the job ? If I use the Graphic Card HDMI and convert it to VGA and that will let me display it on my monitor and the audio jack on the converter connect it to my AV Receiver...could this setup work ?
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 5, 2013 7:31:45 PM

Connect your HDMI port to the receiver, then get an HDMI>DVI cable for out of the receiver to your screen.
July 5, 2013 8:29:28 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Connect your HDMI port to the receiver, then get an HDMI>DVI cable for out of the receiver to your screen.


OK I will have to buy that cable then hope it works Thanks alot for the help :) 
July 6, 2013 5:03:38 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Connect your HDMI port to the receiver, then get an HDMI>DVI cable for out of the receiver to your screen.


Hey I bought the HDMI>DVI cable and connected to the output of the AV Receiver to my monitor and the displays work but now is doesn't detects sound...I am frustrated with this man Help me out here please...what can I do now to make the audio work ?

I did what you told me: HDMI from GPU to AV Receiver, HDMI out from AV Receiver to Monitor
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 6, 2013 9:01:41 PM

You may need to change the default audio output in Windows to AMD HDMI Out or something similar.

I take it you can actually get sound out of your receiver?
July 6, 2013 9:51:11 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
You may need to change the default audio output in Windows to AMD HDMI Out or something similar.

I take it you can actually get sound out of your receiver?



How do I do that ? Because when I go to manage audio devices in windows it only appears Realtek audio that is the default one of my MB and the AMD one appears with a red check-mark and it doesn't let me even click it or configure it. This happens when I hook it up with the setup you told me (HDMI from gpu to receiver and out from receiver to monitor using HDMI>DVI cable) BUT when I use the old setup that is an HDMI cable from the GPU to the receiver and another DVI cable from the GPU to the monitor, this way the audio works but then the AV Receiver is treated as a monitor and I have to use an extended display that sucks because my mouse goes out the right border of the screen.

And yes my receiver works perfectly...Its the setup or something that is wrong.
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 6, 2013 10:34:17 PM

You can disable the other display. Right click on the desktop and hit Screen Resolution. Then change Extend these Displays to Show Desktop only on x.
July 6, 2013 10:50:53 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
You can disable the other display. Right click on the desktop and hit Screen Resolution. Then change Extend these Displays to Show Desktop only on x.


Yes I already tried that but when I disable the other monitor (AV Receiver, dont know why the AV receiver its recognized as an extended monitor, I think its because of the HDMI) then I get no audio...The only way to hear the AV Receiver is to use the extended display or duplicate screen. With the extended display everything is OK I get display and the audio split that I want but then when the mouse goes to the right of the screen it disappears because of the extended display and I have to drag it back...its a mess
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 6, 2013 10:53:22 PM

Duplicate displays?
July 6, 2013 11:00:06 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Duplicate displays?


I tried duplicating displays but then when I launched games like Call of Duty then I had no display and crashed the only way is using the extended display and that is not an option because of the hard time using the mouse.
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 6, 2013 11:06:15 PM

What happens if you install the latest drivers from AMD?
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 6, 2013 11:25:18 PM

Actually, I was talking about in the Sound section of Control Panel.
July 6, 2013 11:33:47 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Actually, I was talking about in the Sound section of Control Panel.


Its the same thing here is a pic of the control panel audio devices if I scroll down you can see the other audio device Realtek Audio that is my headset

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1d/1d/0c/1d...
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 6, 2013 11:56:28 PM

So what happens if you plug it in through your receiver and HDMI>DVI cable?

I'd like to see this cross.
July 7, 2013 12:16:12 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
So what happens if you plug it in through your receiver and HDMI>DVI cable?

I'd like to see this cross.


What happens is that the display passes trough my receiver but the audio doesn't, I get display but no audio and when I check the audio devices in control panel this is what shows up:

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/44/a6/28/44...

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a c 97 U Graphics card
July 7, 2013 12:24:45 AM
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Weird. I can't say I can test it, due to a lack of receivers with HDMI ports.

My only advice is something I thought I'd never say (shudders): get a cheap soundcard with optical out.
July 7, 2013 12:30:03 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Weird. I can't say I can test it, due to a lack of receivers with HDMI ports.

My only advice is something I thought I'd never say (shudders): get a cheap soundcard with optical out.


Can you please link me one from amazon that has that port ?

EDIT: It has to be compatible with my MotherBoard right ?

ModerBoard model: MSI Z77A-G43 Z77 Chipset SKT 1155 ATX MB
a c 97 U Graphics card
July 7, 2013 1:00:56 AM

That should work too.
July 7, 2013 1:04:20 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
That should work too.


OK Thanks for the help men I appreciate it a lot

I will order the sound card with the optical cables this week and hope that this finally works out :) 
July 7, 2013 2:08:35 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
That should work too.


http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Xonar-Channels-Interface-Sou...

Hey I got a question...I am planning on buying this sound card but it says that is shares the mic in port with the optical...it brings a conversion piece from the mic in to optical but my question is that if I install this sound card to my PC do i still keep my front audio ports of the PC ( mic in and headphones ports) ? because if I don't get to keep those ports then what would I use for the mic in of my headset ??

July 8, 2013 4:17:21 PM

I bought today the sound card with the optical out and it worked ! Thanks for all the help
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