Issue getting sound from TV speakers

By TimSimm2 ยท 5 replies
Apr 7, 2014
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  1. Ok, so for christmas I got a FUNAI HD TV, and I recently hooked up a old dell pc to it. Now its not a huge deal cause my dell is a backup pc but I also use it to play older games but anyway, the sound will not come out of the tv speakers but when I plug my headphones into the tower the sound works fine. Do I need seperate speakers for the sound to work? I figured I could get the sound to come out of the tv but no luck so far. Any ideas?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    What cable are you using to connect PC to TV? I'm assuming the blue VGA cable?
  3. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Booster Posts: 146

    Your video card must have a hdmi connection and you have to connect to the tv with an hdmi cable. Your old dell probably does not have the required video card especially if it is the video card on the motherboard and not a pcie card. If the dell has a pcie slot you can buy a pcie video card with the required hdmi connection.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    For far cheaper he can just run a headphone to RCA cord between the tower and the TV. I did this for years before HDMI was common with a computer connected to a TV. There is an extremely high chance the TV has audio in for the PC input.

    Edit: Looks like you don't need a headphone to RCA, just straight male-male headphone cord.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
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  5. TimSimm2

    TimSimm2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Sorry for the late reply. alright well thanks alot for your help
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

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