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Old 05-07-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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I have a Dell Studio17 laptop with an HDMI output. I bought a Vivitek D530 Projector with an HDMI input. The RCA/Component jacks on the back are not output as I thought. It has no output for audio. It blows my mind they designed it to display HDMI quality (sort-of) and give you a 1-watt speaker for sound. I don't know if this projector is designed for high quality power point or low quality home theatre, lol. Anyway, I don't have any receivers that take HDMI in so a splitter doesn't do it. Is there a contraption that will split out the audio from the HDMI signal/cable?

I did see this on Amazon but a reviewer said it didn't have audio outputs either even though it says it does ... "Supports different digital audio outputs: 3.5mm Stereo, Optical Toslink / SPDIF and Digital Coax"

Here is the item, it says I cannot post a link. Add amazon dot com to front if I can post it.

ViewHD HDMI 4 Port 4x1 Premium Powered Switcher with Advanced Home Theater Audio Features

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I just need stereo since this will be used outside until the bugs get bad. If you have suggestions for that it would be great to hear them. Thanks a bunch
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Your laptop does have a stereo audio output, it's labeled headphones.
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I tried that but it didn't work. My guess is once I make the HDMI connection the sound heads down that pipe to the 1-watt projector speaker. Anyway of altering that?
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Anyone have a comment about that piece of hardware, will it do the trick?
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I tried that but it didn't work. My guess is once I make the HDMI connection the sound heads down that pipe to the 1-watt projector speaker. Anyway of altering that?
How did you try it? Did you connect the headphone jack (using a 1/8" stereo mini plug) from your computer to an RCA input on your receiver? If not, I believe that would work.
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You can select the audio output. Right click on the speaker icon in the tray, select playback devices, then choose the one you want. It doesn't have to be the HDMI output.
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Nothing was working until I changed out the cable. The cable I was using to get the sound from the mini plug had the red, white, and yellow, would this make a difference? I switched to a cable with only two AND had to completely kill HDMI sound output. Now it works. Thanks for your help, it is greatly appreciated.

My next endeavor will be to do this with a PS3. If you have suggestions I'd be happy to hear them. Well, except to buy a compatible sound system, can't afford that at the moment ... or probably a few more moments.

Again, thank you very much!
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Nothing was working until I changed out the cable. The cable I was using to get the sound from the mini plug had the red, white, and yellow, would this make a difference? I switched to a cable with only two AND had to completely kill HDMI sound output. Now it works. Thanks for your help, it is greatly appreciated.

My next endeavor will be to do this with a PS3. If you have suggestions I'd be happy to hear them. Well, except to buy a compatible sound system, can't afford that at the moment ... or probably a few more moments.

Again, thank you very much!
Usually a Red/white/yellow is video & sound video being outputed via Yellow plug , sound on Red /White. you probably put the Yellow (video) into a speaker input.
And you should be able to connect the PS3 with that same cable keeping in mind Yellow to Yellow for VIDEO red and white as Right(R) and W(L)eft
your output and inputs are color-coded.
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No, the cable is one of those with the small male connector that plugs into the headphone jack and has the red, white, and yellow connector on the other end. I am fairly technically savy but haven't messed with audio and video much, especially the newer/better technologies.

The PS3 doesn't have many ports other than an HDMI, LAN, Digital Out (?), and an AV Multiout (no idea, looks proprietary). It does not have a headphone jack so I couldn't output the sound as with the laptop. A quick search showed the "AV Multi Out" was designed for what I need to do.

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