Spdif + Audigy 2 ZS + HDTV + HDMI = Head Exploding! (free PC game for help)

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  1. ADM86

    ADM86 Member

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    Hi,First off I would like to thank everyone (like I always do) for any help that they can share,its truly and greatly appreciated(btw I hate always asking for help and not giving nothing in return, so I got 1 Steam copy of Half Life 2:Episode 1 to give away to the one that helps me the most or Ill end up making a raffle or something at the end,it all depends)

    Ok, my problem right now its kind of complex(or at least to me because I don't know much about Sound Cards) I got an "Audigy 2 ZS" with the Daniel_K SB Audigy Series Support Pack 3.6 (11/09/2009) drivers and I am trying to connect my Nvidia BFG GTX 280 to my sound card(using the spdif cable that came with the video card) so that the card through a DVI to HDMI adapter can output Video and sound to a samsung LN40B650 40" 1080p LCD TV...but so far no sound at all.

    And if I get the sound to work in the LCD can you connect a toslink cable from the tv to a Home theater and use it as the primary sound device?(An example would be:Watching a movie from my pc in the LCD while the sound goes to the tv and from the tv to the Home theater...is that even possible?)

    Another thing, I just ordered a 3.5mm to Toslink cable, if I connect the cable to the digital output of my sound card and connect the other end to the tv or the Home theater is it gonna work?

    Anyway, what should I do?..what do you suggest?(my other alternative is sending this project to hell and wait for some money in the coming months and buy a new sound card)



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    Sound card:

    http://www.tocpmarin.es/pcjuan/audigy2zs.jpg

    I am connecting the spdif cable from the GTX 280 to the CD SPDIF port (can be seen in the following picture top right,left to the Sound Blaster Sign)

    http://www.mat2057.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/audigy2zs.png

    Video Card/ SPDIF cable:

    http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/xgamepc/DSC01243.jpg

    http://www.guru3d.com/imageview.php?image=14547

    Home theater:

    http://www.samsung.com/co/consumer/...=hometheater&model_cd=HT-Z220T/XAO&fullspec=F
     
  2. stormy

    stormy Ancient Guru

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    Why would you connect it there? You need to connect it to the 4 pin SPDIF header below the 2 ZS logo,

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    No idea which of the twp meed to be used (guessing 1-2), but a little trial and error should get it working.
     
  3. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    Yes, or why bother using that connection at all. You can just connect the cards external S/Pdif output to a receiver. -You said you have a home theater?
    I wouldn't even worry about integrating it into the HDMI output...
     
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    but what S/Pdif output? you mean the digital output on the back? or there's actually a way to connect a cable to the I/O S/Pdif? ............as you can see I am a total noob in sound tech :S
     
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    You plug the white end into the appropriate place on the video card, and you plug the two black ones to the sound card (what I circled above). Not sure which way they should go, but start with the GND on pin 1 and the SPDIF on pin 2; if that doesn't work then reverse them.
     
  6. ADM86

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    Ok I am gonna try that today(had a busy week) and ill tell you how it goes, btw does one of the two of you want the game? so I can start thinking of a way to make it a raffle or something...
     
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    No. I don't want it personally.
    Thanx anyway.
     
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    Same, make it a raffle or something.
     

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