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Retain audio when monitor sleeps?

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August 28, 2009 12:58:45 AM

Hardware: eVga GTX260 216 & Hanns-G HG281D monitor (V/A through HDMI)

When the monitor shuts off (power save) the audio shuts off with it. The audio stays on when hooked up via 3.5mm cable. I would like to keep the audio through HDMI due to less cabling.

Is there any setting I can change to keep the audio playing when the monitor shuts off? Since the graphics card is handling both the V/A outputs it shuts them both off instead of just the audio.

Anyone? This should be a feature in the next driver update with nVidia. Anyone with ATI experiencing the same problems?
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a c 195 C Monitor
August 28, 2009 7:24:56 AM

It is not a driver issue, it is the monitor itself. When a monitor goes into power save mode it more or less switches every thing to "sleep".

The only solution is a monitor firmware upgrade; of course users are not able to upgrade the firmware of their LCD monitor. Only the manufacturer can do so.
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a b C Monitor
August 28, 2009 2:56:19 PM

No it is not the Monitor it is just the way things work if you are using the audio portion of the ATI card when the screen sleeps it puts the video card into a sleep state basicly turning as much of the card off as possible. You would need a audio card or onboard audio run to speakers for this to work how you want it to. HDMI will be turned of when video card goes to sleep. I do not think there is a way to change that. Only thing I can tell you to check is that your whole sytem is not hibernating/sleeping otherwise you need to reconfigure :(  Oops just saw you are using nvidia card same deal though just run the extra wire and be done with it nvidia has strapped on hdmi audio support anyway.


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a c 195 C Monitor
August 28, 2009 5:19:47 PM

^^^^^

No. You are incorrect.

When Windows (at least in XP) puts the monitor in power save mode, the monitor simply goes into standby mode which basically turns off the screen and the speakers. I just verified it on one of my monitors which is connected to my HTPC that has a sound card.

September 1, 2009 2:11:21 AM

My monitor, as stated in my original post, will play audio when the display shuts off when it is connected via 3.5mm cable. I guess I'll have to either live with another cable or live with the monitor being on to keep the audio playing. This is only temporary anyway until I can move out of these apartments (Speaker system is too loud for the neighbors - even at low volume)
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