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2013 Dell XPS 8700 to Sony HTX1 Hook up

Old 06-28-17, 05:38 PM
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2013 Dell XPS 8700 to Sony HTX1 Hook up

I have a 2017 Vizio 5.1 soundbar coming in this afternoon. Before that I have been using a Sony HTX1 Soundbar. I was using HDMI & Digital input for for sound.

I figure I would use the Sony HTX1 on my 2013 Dell XPS 8700 desktop computer. The Sony HTX1 has Digital, Analog & 3 Hdmi inputs. I have been using the green TRS 3.5mm stereo output on my computer to some computer speakers. I'm guessing my only option is to use a cable/connector on both ends to hook up to the analog input on the Sony soundbar?

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Old 06-29-17, 09:29 AM
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Re: 2013 Dell XPS 8700 to Sony HTX1 Hook up

Why not use HDMI? An image search shows that the desktop has HDMI output, and the Sony has HDMI pass-thru (unless your monitor doesn't support HDMI).
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Re: 2013 Dell XPS 8700 to Sony HTX1 Hook up

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Why not use HDMI? An image search shows that the desktop has HDMI output, and the Sony has HDMI pass-thru (unless your monitor doesn't support HDMI).
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info. Shows how much I know about my Dell Computer. I been using a dvi to hdmi cable to hook up the comp to my mon. It's a LG 29" 21:9 UltraWide Mon with 2 hdmi inputs. I tried just hooking up hdmi cable from comp to Mon. It worked & sound was great except always have to turn sound up & down depending on what I was playing on the computer. Plus the monitor would only display 1920x1080 instead of 2560x1080 & had it sit to. I then went back to the dvi to hdmi hookup and hooked up the sound through analog. But I only get sound from the left speaker. I think I will sale it on CL or just give it to my brothers wife & she can use it on her hd tv.
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