How do you set up for PC speakers?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ShadowSoldier, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. ShadowSoldier
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    I'd like to play my WiiU on my monitor like I do with my PS3 and have the audio coming from my PC speakers. I have a converter thing or whatever that takes the red and white cords and it puts it into the audio jack of my speakers. It works just fine on the PS3. I can't figure out how to do it with the WiiU.

    I have component cables and I take the audio cables and put them into my speakers but it doesn't work. Is it possible to do this???
     
  2. SD456

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    Sadly, the Wii U doesn't sends the Audio signal simultaneously on the HDMI and A/V port, you can only choose between HDMI output and non-HDMI (aka. A/V port), output.
    You have to use the GamePad's Headphone output to get sound from your console, I will do this too.

    I hope that Nintendo will release an Update, for this issue.
     
  3. Intimidator88

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    You can buy AV Receiver but its gonna set you back so im hoping they release an update that allows me to use both at same time sadly :(
     
  4. Ishi23

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    Yea i really hope Nintendo fix this.
    I found a workaround on my setup, my tv supports something called ARC (audio return channel) so i can connect the wiiU via Hdmi to my tv and then i connect a Hdmi cable from my tv to my home theater to get the sound.
     
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    Why they failed to take that into consideration I'll never know.
     
  6. Deltaechoe

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    To get surround sound you will have to buy an AV receiver and hook the speakers up to that
     
  7. ShadowSoldier
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    I don't want Surround Sound lolol.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    If it is as people say then in the meantime you might consider devices like http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Analog-Converter-Digital-Extractor/dp/B008LOIKX6/
    If an update does come you can probably shift it on for a considerable amount the purchase price too; people have some amazing hifi equipment but seen as we are all supposed to be on HDMI now such things can keep said awesome old equipment viable.
     
  9. Intimidator88

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    See i got a work around,i took my soundbar that i had in the living room for my Tv and placed it in the bedroom where i keep all my gaming stuff and pluged a 3.5mm splitter into my monitor then hooked the soundbar red and white cables into the splitter and i got sound! Kinda of sucks to have to do all this switching around but least now i aint gotta buy something i only will use for the Wii U.

    I am wondering if that ViewHD item that Fast6191 posted from amazon will slove this problem for me to be able to place my soundbar back into the living room? How would i hook my speakers up to that? Right now my setup for my speakers in here are...

    Monitor---HDMI---HDMI Switch Box---HDMI to Desktop---HDMI to Xbox---HDMI to Wii U

    Desktop---6 Splitters---Speaker Wires into 3---3 more Splitters into 3---3 Splitters into component to Speaker box(came with my HD PVR?)---HDMI Component Cables---A/V portXbox 360/Wii U/PS3


    Is that hard to understand? If so just check this Topic to see it more clearly

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/gaming-setup-help.334555/
     
  10. driverdis

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    my workaround is
    Wii U HDMI->Syncmaster2333HD->Optical Out->H/K AVR110 via optical. (Stereo PCM)
    ____________________________\->Headphone out->Earbuds

    its a workaround and not a solution as i get no 5.1 with this setup like my Xbox1 and Xbox360 do as they do Dolby Digital 5.1
    and no Matrix 5.1 Pro-Logic like the Wii and PS2 since the Wii U outputs LPCM and not Pro Logic.