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trying to link Aspire 5742Z pc to LG42PJ350 TV - no sound

by nearlynerd / July 5, 2012 3:32 AM PDT

Hi - Can anyone help me? I'm trying to connect my Acer Aspire 5742z pc to my LG 42PJ350 TV. I've tried using an RGB to RGB cable and get a great picture, but no sound (does RGB even carry sound?). Can anyone out there please help!!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2012 8:02 AM PDT

Neither carry sound. Why not let the sound play on the PC?

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by nearlynerd / July 5, 2012 8:04 PM PDT
In reply to: RGB or VGA?

yep, you're right, thanks. sound quality much better on tv though, so it would be nice to get a complete solution?

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Re: sound
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 5, 2012 8:13 PM PDT
In reply to: RGB or VGA

For a complete solution, use HDMI or a separate connection for audio. However, that only works if both your PC and your TV support it.

Why not connect the audio out of your PC to the amplifier inputs of your sound system? That probably has an even better sound than this TV.


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by nearlynerd / July 6, 2012 12:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: sound

Going to connect the audio seperately, thanks very much for your help!

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by tmhenderson4 / July 28, 2012 4:54 AM PDT
In reply to: sound

If you have hdmi on both, that is the way to go. My aspire 5740 has hdmi, and it carries hidef picture and stereo sound. If you dont have hdmi, you may be able to find a cable that is 1/8" micro on one end (for your computer headphone jack) and red and white rca plugs on the other (for your tv sound input)

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