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Hi,

I have a Dell vostro 200 that I am trying to connect to my Yamaha RX-V673. I have a graphics card that supports both sound and video. I used the HDMI port on the Graphics card and connected it to the receiver. I am able to see the Video on the TV but no audio. It shows up as speakers are not connected or detected.

I don't mind using any other cables other than the HDMI to make the connection.

My receiver does see the PC as when I go to the Screen selection, Server input and play music that way but not through the PC mode .
I hope i have given enough information here for someone to help.
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Perhaps the graphics card isn't setup to pass HDMI audio?

Since you have not specified the graphics card no way anybody could help you configure it properly.

You can always use a stereo audio cable from the sound card to the receiver for audio if you don't mind 2 channel audio.
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I am using the below graphics card with my Dell

VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 4350 512 MB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card 900270
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That is strange. Have you tried going to the on-board sound? I use that, via HDMI. It shows as video, and also as SonyAmp, so it takes some playing with the audio controls in the, in my case, Realtek controls and connect the SonyAmp. There is no equalizer control using this, but I don't want that in the audio stream anyway, since it can be adjusted better using the receiver's options. I'd like to upgrade to a good sound card, but for now, it sounds phenomenal! A pair of KEF C-40s, with dual 8" drivers and a Polk Audio PSW505 sub, and the upgrade in sound quality is amazing!

Picking up a pair of B&W 601Se speakers tomorrow! Surround for gaming and music.

EDIT: Of course, in your case, the selection will be different; mebbe something like "YamahaAmp" or similar.

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I just now replaced the HDMI connection with a SPDIF connection, and it solved both the video side of things causing small yet noticeable issues on screen, and I am now able to control the equalization on the Realtek control panel, should I choose to do that.

So, I would recommend going with the optical connection rather than HDMI if you can do so. The sound quality is exactly the same, if not better. <---Most likely, exactly the same. hehe

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I just now replaced the HDMI connection with a SPDIF connection, and it solved both the video side of things causing small yet noticeable issues on screen, and I am now able to control the equalization on the Realtek control panel, should I choose to do that.

So, I would recommend going with the optical connection rather than HDMI if you can do so. The sound quality is exactly the same, if not better. <---Most likely, exactly the same. hehe
Just be aware that Optical (or coaxial digital) is limited to 2 channel PCM. If you want HI-def multi-channel you need HDMI.
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Thanks. I didn't know that. Not a concern for my setup now, but I'd have gone nuts trying to figure out why the center channel wasn't playing. hehe.

These B&Ws have taken over my system! They also make rude comments to the KEFs. I see a fight brewing. I had to turn up the output on the sub to match the deeper bass from these little monsters.

EDIT: It seems that you can indeed get 7.1ch sound via SPDIF. It requires some workarounds, and the trouble is not worth it when a simple HDMI connection will solve the problem, but it's doable:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/d41fd52a-b6b1-42c4-8b5c-3d5ba6c21e64/spdif-output-is-2-channel-only<---Last comment.

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