HDMI to DVI with Audio?

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  1. Lanlan
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    My monitor only has DVI and VGA, so I want an HDMI to DVI converter to hook up my Wii U. Problem is, that takes away audio. Is there anything that'll split the HDMI's audio and video signal so I can plug my Wii U into my Monitor and still have sound?
     
  2. HaTaX

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    There are cheap solutions for about $30 that will give you stereo audio from your HDMI cable, and there are more expensive ones that can give you 6 channel analog out for surround sound. (These are about $150-200). Take a look on Amazon or other sites for HDMI to RCA adapters and I'm sure you'll find quite a few out there.
     
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    $500 is a ripoff for what you're looking for, hell my Atlona HD-570 was only $180 and it supports decoding 6 channel PCM to analog outputs. Here's some more reasonably priced alternatives:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=7112&seq=1&format=2

    http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Analog...=1353876676&sr=8-2&keywords=HDMI+analog+audio

    And the one that I went with (Because it can handle 6 channel PCM out to analog):
    https://www.neworldit.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=30810032801
     
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  5. kongsnutz

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    Can you not plug in the standard RCA into the Wii U along with the HDMI and use one for audio and one for sound, PS3 can do this.
     
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    Not that I know of.
     
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    Haven't tried personally, but I'd try that first.
     
  8. Lanlan
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    Yeah I found out you can't use the RCA cables with HDMI, so i'm either getting a new monitor or that $30 converter box thing. But that'll have to wait a few weeks :/
     
  9. Nollog

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    It's digital sound, so there's the issue. It'll cost a lot for a converter as two posters have linked above.

    You could use a Wii component cable to get both hd and stereo sound, and one of these: http://www.optimization-world.com/img/prod/dvi_male_to_component_female.jpg

    (The audio would connect to something else, like your speakers or if your monitor has a 3.5mm jack you could use a splitter to join the left and right plugs into the one.
    http://www.bsrsoft.com/help/photos/3.5mm splitter.jpg
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