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Based on the owner's manual I found for that TV - it agrees there is no separate audio input with any of the HDMI ports.

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HDMI-to-DVI Connection
Refer to the diagram and connect the HDMI-to-DVI cable to the TV's HDMI (DVI) port and the
computer's DVI output port. The HDMI-to-DVI connection is available through the HDMI (DVI) port
only.
DVI cannot carry audio. To listen to the computer sound, connect the external speaker to the
computer’s audio output connector.
First, they're full of malarkey that you have to connect a DVI to HDMI cable to the HDMI (DVI) port only - unless Samdung themselves are using non-standard HDMI ports. (As you can see, I dislike this company also - their products are not allowed in my house.) You should be able to connect DVI to HDMI to "any" standard HDMI port.

Someone got lazy in the redesign for this model and kept the same label for that input that is on their TV sets that do provide a separate audio input and just didn't change the label on this TV. Then, whomever is writing the owner's manual doesn't know what they are talking about and is making an "assumption" about what that label means.

Option 2 above: While the amazon link(s) above are not working - you're not going to use a DVI to component cable or adapter. As far as I am aware, there is no such thing as a DVI to component "converter". There do exist DVI to component cables and adapters, but they are all for specific devices that actually output component video internally through the analog DVI port. ATI's All-in-Wonder combo GPU/TV tuner cards did this years ago (think I still have one of these around here some where). There were also some camcorders, projectors, etc... that used the analog version of the DVI interface (due to it's reduced size) to output component video and used cables like these.

None of those "convert" DVI to component. The device itself must output component in order for any of them to work.

Option one above: don't know about the startech since the link is not working - I'd probably recommend this one from monoprice. (For some reason - ? - need to scroll up to see the device on this link.) You'll also need a DVI-D cable (or DVI-I), a mini-toslink to toslink cable and a High Speed HDMI cable - I actually like the Amazon basics cables.

Option three - take back the Samdung and get a real TV.

Option four: upgrade your entertainment system to include a 5.1 surround system and you no longer need to get the audio to the TV at all.

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