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Better Sound from PC to Sony Bravia

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I have connected my Dell XPS410 to my Sony Bravia KDL- 46V25L1 via a DVI from the Dell to an HDMI input on the Sony. I am getting the sound via a single 3.5mm jack on the Dell to a splitter to Left/Right RCA inputs on the Sony.

I also have my Pioneer audio tuner connected to the Sony so TV sound comes out my stereo speakers.

When watching content from the PC to the Sony, the picture is great. But the sound is just ok. I don't think I can get sound from the DVI > HDMI, or at least I haven't figured out how.

If I install a sound card in my PC, will that improve the sound? I am open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance for your help.
post #2 of 5
Buy a new soundcard, buy a power amplifier (Emotiva XPA-5), plug the 1/8" jacks into the poweramp, and then enjoy
post #3 of 5
Is it any better if you directly connect your PC to the amplifier?
post #4 of 5
buy a ati HD4xxx card for your dell which supports audio (7.1 LPCM) over HDMI or a lesser card that supports SPDIF over the cards HDMI (supports regular DD or 2.0 LPCM) such as one of the nvidea modles & you are good to go.
Cheers,
Jiff.
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Originally Posted by sharangad View Post

Is it any better if you directly connect your PC to the amplifier?

If you have a good quality amplifier, then yes. Most receiver's make compromises in the amplification section, and that can have a large impact on SQ.
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