The problem: Do not get any sound from my surround or TV speakers when I plug the TVs HDMI cable into my desktops DVI with an adapter.
I have an Onkyo receiver (controlling surround) that is plugged into my Panasonic Viera Plasma TV.
Now my desktop is getting old so I want to place it in the living room and use it as a console for Steam games that support a controller…
So today I tried to plug the HDMI cable from the TV into my ATI Radeon HD5970.
The graphics card however only has THREE different ports at the back of the PCI bracket, one VGA, one DVI and finally a micro USB thing that I have no knowledge of.
In my attempt to find a solution I got a spare HDMI to DVI adapter that I plugged into the PCI bracket of my graphics card.
So now my cabling looks like this… Onkyo receiver is plugged into the TV, a HDMI cable from the TV is plugged into the HDMI to DVI adapter that goes into the PC.
The picture works beautifully but not the sound… So tried to download the latest Realtec Audio drivers for 64bit (I have Windows 7 64bit), and Realtec ATI drivers from the same site below.
ATI HDMI Audio Device: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
Also have the latest ATI Catalyst drivers but still no sound from the TV or surround.
Therefore I believe that the sound signal is lost in the HDMI to DVI conversion. The HDMI cable carries both picture and sound until it reaches the adapter where only an image can be carrier forward into the DVI. But there must be a way for me to make this work (I could be wrong).
The HD5970 has no pure HDMI output as previously mentioned. But can I use that micro USB thing (whatever it is) to get sound working? If not is there any other solution you guys can think of?
HD 5970 (VGA), GB-X58A-UD5 (mobo)