Using Hdmi for DVI, optical for audio

Discus and support Using Hdmi for DVI, optical for audio in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; OK, here's the thing. My TV overscans, quite a fair bit, on HDMI - whereas with DVI it is perfect but I obviously have no audio. Now, the TV uses a... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by SJDavies, May 7, 2014.

  1. SJDavies
    SJDavies Guest

    Using Hdmi for DVI, optical for audio


    OK, here's the thing. My TV overscans, quite a fair bit, on HDMI - whereas with DVI it is perfect but I obviously have no audio. Now, the TV uses a HDMI port for DVI so I don't need/want an HDMI to DVI convertor.

    My question then is, using the HDMI/DVI setup this way is it possible to use an optical lead (from the Xbox to a soundbar) for the audio?

    Also, if the soundbar idea works, will audio from my cable box still work (being plugged into the Xbox HDMI pass through)?

    I'm just wondering if this is a viable option before I go out and buy a soundbar or a new TV.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    SJDavies, May 7, 2014
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  2. S/Pdif to RCA Audio Adapter for Xbox One

    Xbox One has 2 outputs - one HDMI and one Optical Audio (s/pdif). HDMI carries both audio and video. But if you want to send your audio to a receiver that does not have HDMI inputs, then you can use the optical output from Xbox One. PS4 is exactly the
    same.

    And William is right - if you try converting HDMI to DVI, you will lose the audio on both Xbox and PS4 (unless you are using the separate optical output for audio).
     
    DeathFace Dad, May 7, 2014
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  3. Xbox one to a VGA monitor?

    @IceStorm III : Not sure what you are talking about .. any HDMI/DVI converter will convert an HDMI signal to DVI and I have yet to see one that is powered. I use them all the time on various devices. The
    only issue is that DVI carries no audio signal so it is video only. You only need the HDMI cable to connect it.



    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-ca/prod...spx?path=5aaff28362a2aff6cc9f2ee47c0c41d1en02



    @SpeedyRobo : Unfortunately I have only seen 2 types of video + audio adapters like you are considering ... the VGA/3.5mm which is basically using analog/SD, or ones that support digital (HD) DVI + coaxial/optical
    audio. I don't think there is one that crosses thresholds for audio, and the XBOne has only either the HDMI or the optical out.
     
    RedPhoenix HD-970E3B2E-C41D-482E-BD35-CEE475354181, May 7, 2014
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  4. DeathFace Dad Win User

    S/Pdif to RCA Audio Adapter for Xbox One

    Xbox One has 2 outputs - one HDMI and one Optical Audio (s/pdif). HDMI carries both audio and video. But if you want to send your audio to a receiver that does not have HDMI inputs, then you can use the optical output from Xbox One. PS4 is exactly the
    same.

    And William is right - if you try converting HDMI to DVI, you will lose the audio on both Xbox and PS4 (unless you are using the separate optical output for audio).
  5. RedPhoenix HD-970E3B Win User

    Xbox one to a VGA monitor?

    @IceStorm III : Not sure what you are talking about .. any HDMI/DVI converter will convert an HDMI signal to DVI and I have yet to see one that is powered. I use them all the time on various devices. The
    only issue is that DVI carries no audio signal so it is video only. You only need the HDMI cable to connect it.



    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-ca/product/rocketfish-rocketfish-dvi-to-hdmi-adaptor-rf-g1174-rf-g1174/10121676.aspx?path=5aaff28362a2aff6cc9f2ee47c0c41d1en02



    @SpeedyRobo : Unfortunately I have only seen 2 types of video + audio adapters like you are considering ... the VGA/3.5mm which is basically using analog/SD, or ones that support digital (HD) DVI + coaxial/optical
    audio. I don't think there is one that crosses thresholds for audio, and the XBOne has only either the HDMI or the optical out.
  6. W4RMIND Win User

    Xbox 360 to Dell 23 inch s2340L Monitor

    You are going to need a hdmi to dvi cord. You can use a hdmi cord with a dvi adapter but thats costly and skimpy. For sound, if you have a headset with an optical cable, use it. If not, get an audio adapter for sound. If you get the adapter, remember to
    get the splitter cable also
  7. Jaymo1978 Win User

    Major Problem w/ Audio

    You might want to make sure that the spot into which the optical cable is plugged in the TV is not actually an Optical OUT port - Optical Out isn't that uncommon, but optical in ports are not terribly common. If you have an Optical-In, make sure your cable
    is plugged into the input that is paired with the Optical In. Most times, there will be several video-in ports, but only one audio-in for things like Optical or 3.5mm.

    The reason you are unable to get audio while set to DVI is because DVI is a video-only protocol - HDMI carries both audio and video, but not DVI, which will then require a separate channel for the audio. You are on the right track with the optical cable,
    we just need to figure out where your settings are missing the mark now!
  8. EggsBoxJuan Win User

    Connection Xbox one

    Hi, you'd need an HDMI to DVI converter of some sort assuming your monitor has a DVI connection and then you'd have the problem of no audio as DVI only carries video, so you'd also need to look at a way to get audio such as using the optical output on
    the Xbox or if your controller has the 3.5mm jack you could hook a headset up to that maybe.
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