Author Topic: Best way to hook up Audio to this Television?  (Read 1069 times)

January 09, 2010, 04:13:02 PM
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aarste

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Hello! I'm thinking of purchasing a WD TV Live but have a few concerns about how to hook up audio, it's not something i'm very experienced in.

The reason is because my HDTV doesn't have a HDMI port, so I have to use the DVI port for this, unfortunately it doesn't carry audio signals.

The back of my Philips 26" 26pf4310 television looks like this:



It was  taken from http://www.electron.bg/images/26pf4310_back.jpg but edited in paint to reflect what my TV actually shows.

What are my options?

1. Can a simple 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio jack cable be used in the WD TV's Composite port and put into the TV's DVI Audio In port despite not having a red/white port on my TV? I already use this cable from my PC to TV for audio in a TV-Out setup for watching movies so it works.

2. Or should I get a toslink to 3.5mm jack cable (http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/toslink-to-mini-3.5mm-optical-cable.html)

I have no idea what AV3 is on the side panel of my TV, and I seem to lack the red and white composite ports on my TV as well otherwise I wouldn't be making this post, so I'm extremely confused on what will work. Thanks  :)

January 17, 2010, 09:08:41 AM
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pestoking

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DVI is only going to supply video to your TV.  Two options for sound.  1) Convert the standard stereo output from the WD box (with cable or adapter so you can connect to a sound port on your TV, or convert the optical toslink output on the WD box to standard stereo port on TV.  2) Send the sound from the WD box to a stereo receiver and listen via good speakers.  If you have a receiver that does 5.1 surround and has a toslink port (and you have all the speakers and subwoofer), use the optical (toslink) and you'll get even better sound than TV speakers.