PC to TV with VGA and audio cable - NO sound?

mdr8306 Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday June 20, 2012 Status Member Last seen June 20, 2012 - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM
 trish - Mar 16, 2013 at 06:30 AM

I am having trouble getting audio on my TV (a Westinghouse VR-2218) when I hook it up to my PC (Dell Latitude E6500; Windows XP). I am using a VGA cable and a 2 RCA to 3.5mm stereo cable. I have attempted to change audio settings on my TV and on my laptop with no luck. The VGA/video works fine, I just can't get sound. I have tried using a double male stereo cable, which HAS produced sound, but it is incredibly soft and hard to hear. The user manual for my TV is here: http://westinghousedigital.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/VR2218_User_Manual.pdf
Page 6 makes it seem like I can only hook up sound with VGA through the "PC in" input, with a double male cable.... could this be the case?
Any assistance would be appreciated!


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jun 21, 2012 at 03:16 PM
When you use an RCA input port the TV is set for for a a much stronger input signal (amp level) than you get from the headphone jack on the laptop. If the TV has a PC audio input port then I expect it will work fine.

Good Luck
So pleased I stumbled across this website. Thank you so much xpcman.