sound issue with ATV and computer monitor

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by acrahm, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. acrahm macrumors regular

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    I am hoping to find a solution here, as i thought i figured out but struck out.

    my TV recently crashed on me and while i wait to replace it, i decided to connect an old LCD computer monitor to my ATV and DirectTV boxes in hopes of using them. Connecting via HDMI to DVI cable and I get picture great on both but no sound. Did a little research and found that R/L stereo audio to digital coax & optical converter like this http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=8127&seq=1&format=2 would work. connected it all up and plugged in 2 speakers to the cable and still got no sound.

    Any idea what i am doing wrong or need to replace/pick up instead?

    thanks!
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    What kind of speakers are they? You need active speakers (with built-in power amp) or a separate power amp. This Monoprice converter outputs line-level signal only. Too weak to drive a speaker.
     

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