Asus VH236H HDMI and SPDIF question.

This might sound like a silly question, but just curious. Well i just purchased An Asus VH236H LCD Monitor, It has a dvi, hdmi and vga for inputs. Well it also has a 3.5mm input and also a SPDIF output, is the SPDIF output the audio from the HDMI or the audio from the 3.5mm input? I can hope its the audio from the HDMI, but im just not sure.

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  1. If you have an HDMI out on your PC, the audio and video both will travel through the HDMI cable to from the PC to the monitor meaning you won't need to use the SPDIF or 3.5mm.

    Did you run your sound through through separate speakers before getting the new monitor?
  2. I have the pc running through the DVI, the HDMI on the monitor is going to be used for my PS3.
  3. Ok. So you have separate speakers for your PC then?
  4. I have the exact same monitor as this guy and I have almost the same question. Here is my situation. I have my Monitor connected to my laptop through HDMI. The monitor has speakers built in and the sound over HDMI is working fine. Just recently I bought some speakers and a receiver. My monitor has a SPDIF out and I connect that to the coaxial digital input of the receiver. So here is how it is. Laptop to Monitor via HDMI then Monitor to Receiver Via SPDIF. The issue I am having is that the sound is not even coming through my receiver. I looked into the Realtek Audio Manager and my default device is HDMI output.
  5. why aren't you running the hdmi cable direct to the receiver (with sound and video) and then running a hdmi from the receiver to your monitor (with video only) ? receivers offer video passthrough.
  6. The receiver is quite a bit old. It doesn't have an HDMI input or Output.
  7. Fixed the issue. Found that my computer actually has a 3.5mm optical port built into the headphone jack!
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