No audio when using tv as pc display

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marcusworland Posts 1 Registration date Monday October 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen October 2, 2017 - Oct 2, 2017 at 04:05 PM
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Hello,
So I have recently started upgrading a Dell Optiplex. I Intend on using the PC as an all in one media center for all my videos pictures and music, that's why I don't need an amazing PC. However I decided, to keep costs down, instead of buying a monitor that I would use the TV in my room. There was no HDMI port to use so I went and bought a VGA cable which i then realized doesn't transfer sound, I'm just so used to HDMI it never dawned on me this would be an issue. So I bought an AUX cable and also an RCA (the one with red white and 3.5mm jack bits). No matter which way I use these it just doesn't seem to be working for me. My TV is a Sony Bravia KDL-40W5500 any help would be appreciated.

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Oct 2, 2017 at 04:51 PM
If you are using the TV via VGA, then you need another ($!0 pair) of speakers to plug into th ePC. The TV cannot change two different inputs for video, and audio. Use the TV for display, and the stereo (via the RCA) for sound!
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Marcusworland
Oct 2, 2017 at 04:54 PM
So I can't use vga cable along with a different cable to get the tv to display the screen and audio simultaneously?
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Nope, there is no audio in VGA specification. Your tv only know about the VGA path, and there no audio, unless your tv hase a MINI-DIN input (typically right next to the VGA input!)
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