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Topic # 66228 15-Aug-2010 10:30
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Hi guys

Im a newbie in this HTPC field. infact, this is my first try of creating HTPC. 

I have a compaq PC, running AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ with 3GB of RAM  

I have replaced the GForce video card as it was a dud with ATI Radeon HD4670 with VGA, DVI, and HDMI out

I have tried the VGA output and it is working properly, have not tried the DVI as I have no DVI monitor, only have HDMI monitor

I have disabled the onboard audio on the bios, but still no audio through hdmi, let alone video

I have pretty much tried every setting possible

Have downloaded the latest driver for the Radeon too

Any idea guys ??

Desperately need help...

Thanksss...

PS : I'm using my pioneer plasma 508xg in the lounge as the monitor 

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  Reply # 367752 15-Aug-2010 10:33
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After disabling the onboard audio in the BIOS, have you opened Control Panel | Sound to select the HDMI audio as the default?







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  Reply # 367754 15-Aug-2010 10:38
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impressive !!! reply in just under a minute !! i never seen this in any forums ! :D

yes, i have changed that straight away to no luck :(

oh, the PC is running on windows vista home edition

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  Reply # 367756 15-Aug-2010 10:41
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I had the same problem. You need to go to Realtek dot com and get the Realtek HDMI audio drivers.
Thsi will enable the 7.1 audio drivers on the card

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  Reply # 367757 15-Aug-2010 10:41
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  Reply # 367761 15-Aug-2010 10:48
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thanks corsa.. i will try that

freitasm : the tv had been on before the pc turned on. i will give it another go this morning




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  Reply # 367779 15-Aug-2010 11:40
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freitasm.. just tried, doesn't make any difference at all. have tried different hdmi port as well just now, to the same result, no picture or audio

im downloading realtek HD audio codec at the mo..

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  Reply # 367802 15-Aug-2010 13:15
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What is the make and model of your card mate?




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  Reply # 367823 15-Aug-2010 13:53
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it is XFX ATi Radeon HD4670 1GB PCI-e

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  Reply # 367859 15-Aug-2010 15:37
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Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 367865 15-Aug-2010 15:45
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When I bought my Dell Zino HD to be my Media Centre the HDMI didn't work out of the box - no video or sound. Dell sent a technician with a replacement motherboard and video card, but it was the wrong model.

Strangely, after refitting everything HDMI started working. We were both surprised - it could only be something wasn't seated correctly before, or the BIOS was reset when he removed the battery.

I had no problems since. Perhaps you could try removing the card, resetting the BIOS and then reinstalling it?







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  Reply # 367959 15-Aug-2010 20:06
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tried it and still the same :(

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  Reply # 367962 15-Aug-2010 20:10
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did the computer detect your hdmi device (amp/tv/monitor) straight off or did you have to force activate to send signal? if you had to force then it doesnt send sound as it never detected the hdmi cable. to find out does the sound mixer show green bars bouncing up and down ie sound is being sent or just a dull grey bar ie no sound is sent, change your hdmi cable etc to get it to detect the cable




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  Reply # 367979 15-Aug-2010 20:39
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the sound mixer shows green bars bouncing up n down right away when the sound is sent via hdmi

didn't force it

computer can't not detect the plasma monitor connected via hdmi, only the small monitor connected via vga

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  Reply # 368040 15-Aug-2010 23:48
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if there is no detection then where is the problem?

- dud motherboard
- dud graphics card
- dud hdmi port
- dud hdmi cable
- dud tv

i'd say most likely cable - i had the same problem tried 2 hrs 2 reinstalls no detection no sound then tried another cable and there it was. (but in my case no green bars only grey bar)




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  Reply # 368045 16-Aug-2010 00:09
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hmm.. after the realtek hd audio driver install, now there is no bouncing green bars, just grey bars

have tried other cable and it's the same :(

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