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Re: [Shop-talk] pc to hdtv hookup (in the shop)

To: john niolon <>, Shop-Talk
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] pc to hdtv hookup (in the shop)
From: Douglas Braun <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:14:03 -0500
Laptops are generally a poor choice for dedicated use with a TV.  It
can be hard to get the video output to be well-tuned for the TV set.
If you get a PC with an HDMI output designed for TV use, things will
go smoother.  For example, the audio will be carried on the same

I have gotten a laptop to work like you described, feeding the video
directly to the TV, and the audio to the home theater receiver, but it
was a pain, and required my presence for anybody else to use it.

I nave an Onkyo HT receiver, which I am very happy with.  It is a
couple of years old, and its only weakness is that it has only two
HDMI inputs, which are taken up by the cable STB and the Blu-ray
player.  If I wanted to add a PC, I would need an additional switchbox
or a newer receiver.

Of course, the TV has lots of inputs of all types and a pair of
speakers, which are
of course all unneeded, except for the HDMI input from the HT receiver.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 2:21 PM, john niolon <> wrote:
> need some expertise... laptop to HDTV hook up thru a home theatre system...
> get the picture fine by using the remote monitor cable straight to the
> but no sound... tried a submini audio cable from the pc headphone jack to
> jack on the theater and the TV  no sound....
> what do I need to do to hear my pc audio thru my tv and/or home theater
> system...
> I'm such a retard !
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