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Pavilion DV9269eu SPDIF problems / Win Vista

Björn Ridell
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Pavilion DV9269eu SPDIF problems / Win Vista

Hi,
I received my dv9000 2 days ago and I was very excited to hook it up to my home cinema. I bought a cable in a computer store for the spdif and I connected it to the coax digital in port on my receiver. No matter what I set on the laptop or the receiver I get no sound. The ear phone port on the laptop is working. I tried a pair of earphones. I am kinda new to Vista so I am probably missing a vital setting somewhere. Can anyone shed some light on the issue for me?
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Phil Diacono
Occasional Visitor

Re: Pavilion DV9269eu SPDIF problems / Win Vista

I found I had to get 3.5 mm optical plug to go into the SPDIF port on the front of my Pavilion dv9000. The other end of the cable is a Toslink (digital optical audio) and it goes into the Audio amplifier (marked "Opt In" SA-CD/CD).

I then went into Media Center on the remote control. You can also click Start on the taskbar, and select Media Center.
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Click Settings, General, Media Center Setup, and then Set Up Your Speakers. The Speaker Setup screen displays.
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Click Next.
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Under Specify how many speakers you have, select the speaker number that matches your system. For example, select 5.1.

I set my Audio Amplifier to select input from SA-CD/CD and the test worked.

For more info see the HP document on SPDIF at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=en&cc=us&product=12455&dlc=en&docname=c00501081

and some SPDIF info in Wikipedia at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spdif

although, oddly enough, it does not mention the 3.5 mm optical connector.

Googling "3.5mm optical plug" showed up this site with a photo of a cable like mine.

http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/180/profigold-pgd582-tos-optical-plug-to-3.5mm-optical-plug/display.html