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15 years 1 month ago #346 by kate
...okay. As many of you know, we don't have a TV but we do occaisionally like to watch DVDs. We both have laptops that can play DVDs and I have a Dell 24" flat screen (external, stand alone) monitor. So we can watch DVDs via a laptop. So far, so good :)[:o)]

Now we have a separate DVD player.[:0][8D] I can connect the DVD to the monitor using the composite video cable. But the Audio output from the DVD player (right and left) don't have corresponding ports in the montior. I thought that if I told you what ports the monitor and DVD player have, one of you clever people could tell me if there was any way I can make this work....

Monitor:DVI-D, s-video

DVD player:Audio left, audio right, coaxial digital audio out, s-video out, optical digital audio out, 5.1 channel out.

I have worked out how to play the audio through our stereo speakers but would rather play it through the monitor's soundbar...if possible.

Can anyone help?

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Kate

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15 years 1 month ago #43076 by Valmai
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Dang !!!! I was about to suggest what your problem was but then saw "laptop". Im sure you wouldnt be having these problems if you had the regular steam powered monitor and CPU.[}:)];)[}:)]

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15 years 1 month ago #43077 by kate
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Hi Valmai...suggest away :D I probably wasn't being very clear (who me?) I'm trying to not use the laptop at all, just the DVD player (an el cheapo big red shed one) and the separate flat screen monitor. I can get the picture okay but not the audio...unless I connect up my stereo as well.

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15 years 1 month ago #43079 by spoook
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.... and the reason you did not ask this morning??? Or have you been shopping today?????

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
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15 years 1 month ago #43082 by kate
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Well....we were driving back through Cambridge on the way back from recycling all those beer cans and wine bottles from some very sociable times with good friends....[:I]

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15 years 1 month ago #43083 by ame
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From your description it seems that there is no audio input into the monitor, therefore what you want to do is not possible. DVI-D has no provision for an audio signal, neither does S-Video. Generally people do what you have said you don't want to do, i.e. the monitor shows the video, and the home stereo (or other speaker system) does the audio. Does the monitor have speakers? If so, there must be another input socket you have missed. If not...

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15 years 1 month ago #43086 by beedee
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check with some smart 8 yr old..... they will be able to tell you immediately..

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15 years 1 month ago #43087 by kate
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Thanks ame...I was wondering if DVI-D or s-video might carry audio. The monitor has a soundbar, which connects into the monitor for power and a directly wired cable which plugs into the headphones port on my laptop. This is it dellware.sg.dell.com/dellware/nz/spk001a002.html

I guess it has to be a three-way link up between the DVD player, the stereo and the monitor or back to the laptop... The three way link up will mean buying some really long cables or totally reorganising a room. Bugger!

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15 years 1 month ago #43088 by kate
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Thanks BeeDee, luckily I don't know any 8 year olds, smart or otherwise and I intend to keep it that way ;)

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15 years 1 month ago #43090 by ame
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Ok. I get it. You need a cable with 3.5mm stereo socket on one end and 2x RCA plugs on the other. Such a thing does not exist (at least, Dickies and Jaycar don't have them), but if you're handy with a soldering iron you could whip one up easily (I know I could).

Failing that you could try these parts from Jaycar ( www.jaycar.co.nz ). I *think* it'll work, can you see how to hook them up?

WA7014 3.5mm Stereo Plug to 2 x RCA Plugs Audio Lead - 1.5mt $6.20
PA3583 3.5MM STEREO SOCKET TO 3.5MM STEREO SOCKET $2.60

There is a 3m version of the cable as well.

There is a caveat in that the DVD output might not match the PC audio output. It could be too high or too low. If it's the former, make sure the volume on the speaker bar is set way low before trying it out, if it's the latter it might not work at all. In fact, start with it low first then try turning it up slowly.

Good luck,

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15 years 1 month ago #43091 by maggies mum
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Flippin' 'eck! Go back to the red shed and get a cheap telly woman!

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15 years 1 month ago #43092 by ame
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You might already have an RCA audio cable (2x RCA to 2x RCA) in which case PA3583 and PA3580 will do you.

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15 years 1 month ago #43093 by ame
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quote:Originally posted by maggies mum

Flippin' 'eck! Go back to the red shed and get a cheap telly woman!

Where's the challenge that we live for every day in that?

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15 years 1 month ago #43095 by ame
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Having said that, the red shed might have some random combination of adaptors and converters that will play nice together.

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15 years 1 month ago #43096 by maggies mum
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Good grief! There's enuf to be doin' without buggering around wiv summat like that!

Especially computers.............ruddy things!

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