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connecting PC to AV receiver Onkyo TX-NR525 need only audio

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July 9, 2013 11:55:13 AM

How to connect my PC to my Onkyo TX-NR525 only for audio not video? i want to connect my pc to it so i can use the 5.1 surround for gaming and music. But i have tried many combos and still nothing works, i can connect it to the receiver and i get audio and video on my Television. But i want to use my PC screen for the PC and the onkyo for audio.

Any suggestions?
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July 9, 2013 5:46:25 PM

What computer/motherboard are you using?
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July 10, 2013 12:34:58 AM

batuchka said:
Hmm are u saying u are using dual displays i.e a tv and pc monitor? I am guessing but perhaps what u want is a HDMI/SPDIF switch?
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1326210/hdmi-and-spdif-at-the...

no i only use my smaller PC monitor for the PC. i only want to connect the receiver to my pc for audio not video..
July 10, 2013 12:39:47 AM

thee_prisoner said:
What computer/motherboard are you using?


I have a custom build computer, with a asus Z77 motherboard
July 10, 2013 3:02:29 AM

HDMI to the receiver should work fine. IF you are having problems, you may need to set it up in your audio software(realtek/windows).
July 10, 2013 3:10:03 AM

thee_prisoner said:
HDMI to the receiver should work fine. IF you are having problems, you may need to set it up in your audio software(realtek/windows).


If i do that i get video on my TV, and audio thru the speakers but not 5.1 i only want audio from the receiver..
July 10, 2013 3:26:48 AM

I understand that. What speakers are you using? ALso, problem is, you only have one HDMI out on your motherboard but your video card probably has HDMI out. You might have to configure the audio software and configure the receiver correctly.
July 10, 2013 8:40:37 AM

thee_prisoner said:
I understand that. What speakers are you using? ALso, problem is, you only have one HDMI out on your motherboard but your video card probably has HDMI out. You might have to configure the audio software and configure the receiver correctly.


i am using Onkyo SKS-HT528(B) 5.1 ch speakers. Also my motherboard doesnt have an HDMI out, only my video card has one which im ofc using for video to my PC monitor. configuring ok, but in what way do i connect my PC to the receiver?
July 10, 2013 5:28:31 PM

Do you have a SDPIF out on your motherboard? Oh, As I wrote that I remembered that you can't use HDMI and SDPIF together.
You could use DVI out for video for your monitor then run HDMI to the receiver for audio.
September 12, 2013 11:44:04 AM

Like three_prisoner already stated you can run the dvi to the monitor then hdmi to the receiver. If not then run analog to the receiver. You will not get 5.1 to the receiver no matter how much you try. You need to have the correct audio codecs in order to this and you have to have a fairly decent sound card in order to get the dobly digital or dts codecs in order to do surround via optical or hdmi. So with your current setup, stereo is the max you can get.
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