No audio when using HD-DVI cable for Xbox

By shaun056
Jun 16, 2011
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  1. I recently bought a hdmi-dvi cable to connect my xbox360 to my monitor. I have a cheep set of speakers, not ideal but the best I have, and I decided to try and connect them to the monitor for sound. Nothing happened. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this problem. Thanks.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Both ends will have to be native HDMI for sound to transmit. DVI doesn't carry sound.
  3. shaun056

    shaun056 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Description is wrong then. Once you hit DVI (Digital Visual Interface) you lose the audio.
  5. martingh

    martingh TS Rookie

    ahh... you should visit microsoft forum to help you in this regard.
  6. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    you need to connect the AV cable to your speaker instead of connecting the speaker into the monitor (since you're using DVI). but the problem is the AV cable by default has a protective 'lid' that will close the HDMI port as well. so if you insist on it you're gonna have to cut that 'lid' so you can plug the HDMI and av cable together.

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