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Chromecast DVI

ElDorito 7,477 1,374 January 19, 2016 at 02:39 AM
I have a monitor that only has DVI and VGA inputs... I read online that if I hook a chromecast up via a DVI adapter, I may not get sound... Is there a way to hook a chromecast up to this monitor? The monitor has built in speakers if that matters... Thanks....

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I have a monitor that only has DVI and VGA inputs... I read online that if I hook a chromecast up via a DVI adapter, I may not get sound... Is there a way to hook a chromecast up to this monitor? The monitor has built in speakers if that matters... Thanks....

DVI does not support sound. HDMI is essentially DVI + digital sound. The physical adapters only adapt the video (DVI) portion.

You'll need something like this [amazon.com]. Note this will require 2 cables from the box - DVI for video and analog or digital for sound. Of course the monitor must also have those inputs (for audio). It will also require power, and the Chromecast might also require power (via USB)

I can't vouch for that specific device, though (I don't own one).
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DVI does not support sound. HDMI is essentially DVI + digital sound. The physical adapters only adapt the video (DVI) portion.

You'll need something like this [amazon.com]. Note this will require 2 cables from the box - DVI for video and analog or digital for sound. Of course the monitor must also have those inputs (for audio). It will also require power, and the Chromecast might also require power (via USB)

I can't vouch for that specific device, though (I don't own one).
Thank you for the information. At that price I think I'd be better off just buying a cheap pc to hook up or a tv with hdmi... At $35 for a chromecast and $50 for the adapter, I'm almost as $100... Thanks again!
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Thank you for the information. At that price I think I'd be better off just buying a cheap pc to hook up or a tv with hdmi... At $35 for a chromecast and $50 for the adapter, I'm almost as $100... Thanks again!
The cheapest option would be a Roku 1 or SE (black friday special edition) which has hdmi and analog audio.
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The cheapest option would be a Roku 1 or SE (black friday special edition) which has hdmi and analog audio.
Good to know. Thanks!
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The cheapest option would be a Roku 1 or SE (black friday special edition) which has hdmi and analog audio.
know of anywhere I can get it for around 25?
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know of anywhere I can get it for around 25?
With Google Express $25 promo.
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With Google Express $25 promo.
google express not available for me...
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$35 at walmart .. just got it from there...
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Bought the roku se, a dvi to hdmi, and a cable for sound...39 dollars and I'm all set...thanks again!
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