I have a DVR (slave) connected to a computer monitor as HDMI-2. My computer is connected to this monitor as HDMI-1. When I try to watch TV on this monitor (HDMI-2), video is fine but the only sound I obtain is through the puny speakers built into the monitor. I want to be able to use the surround sound speakers connected to the computer. So, I've attempted to use the optical audio plug on the back of the DVR unit. The sound card in my computer has optical audio in and out ports. I connected a plug from the optical audio plug on the DVR unit to the optical audio "in" plug on the sound card. However it isn't working. The only sound I get continues to come from the tiny speakers inside the monitor.
Can anyone offer me advise how I can get the TV connected to HDMI-2 to use the speakers connected to the computer?
Thank you very kindly.
Do you have a sound input to your PC?
If so, you can use audio output of STB to input to computer and then play from there.
You would be looking for a line in connection.
Optical audio out is enabled by default on the Verizon boxes. In fact, I don't think it can be turned off.
You most likely need to adjust a setting in your computer to make it use the optical audio input. It may be a simple as a volume slider. The exact procedure depends on your operating system, sound card and sound card driver.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I have not found anywhere that lets me configure the optical audio input on the computer. This is a Sound Blaster Z sound card in a PC running Windows 7. Any additional suggestions would be most appreciated.
Sorry, I don't know anything about Soundblaster cards. Have you tried their documentation, their forums, or Google?