Can you use VGA for video and HDMI for audio?
January 25, 2014 9:39 AM Subscribe
A friend is trying to connect her PC (Windows 7) to a projector for video and a receiver for audio. The projector does not support HDMI, so she's using VGA. The receiver does have HDMI, so she's using that for audio. If she doesn't plug in the projector, the audio plays fine. As soon as she connects the VGA, HDMI audio is no longer an option in the Sound settings and audio starts playing through the laptops built in speakers. Is there a way to have HDMI for audio and VGA for video at the same time?
posted by willnot to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Running Windows 7 with stock drivers.
Ideal answer would be to make it work, but we might also look at something to convert HDMI (out of the receiver) to VGA into the projector if that's the only way to make it work. If so, do you have suggestions? Seems most want to use power from HDMI, and I'm not sure that would be possible if we're passing it through the receiver. Receiver is an Onkyo. Not sure of the model off hand, but can find out if it matters.