Question on 211

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by Ak8s, Feb 13, 2006.

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  1. Ak8s

    Ak8s New Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    First off, promise not to laugh at my ignorance to the higher tech discussion in this forum. Here is my situation. We have a 52" Akai HDTV. The input/output (whatever :lol: ) is DVI. With the 811, we used the DVI inputs and the picture was better than with the component cables. When the 211 arrived, it has the HDMI input. I found that Monster has the converter to put on the end of our DVI cables to make it HDMI. My question is this.... HDMI handles both audio and video. By adding the adapter to my cables, will I get audio as well as video thru the cable? Currently we are just using the red/white cables for audio hooked up to a stereo surround sound thing (forgot proper name.) I know I either need optical or digital cables for that but am not sure whether to hook it up to the TV or the receiver. Any help would be appreciated!

  2. Mikey

    Mikey Hall Of Fame

    Oct 26, 2004
    The HDMI<->DVI converter doesn't pass audio. You'll need to keep your red/white cables connected from the 211 to your TV's DVI audio jacks, or to your home theater audio device.

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    LUNASDUDE Mentor

    Feb 2, 2006
    Mikey is correct DVI does not include sound, just use component cables!
    Go from your component out jack on the 211 (match up the colors) to the component in on your TV and use audio cables from the audio out on the 211 to the SAME audio in that is grouped with your component cables you connect.
    Everything will work very well and you will be very pleased with the picture.
    I have my Panasonic 51in hooked up in the fashion because my HDMI is in use already and it looks fantastic!
    Good Luck!
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