I have a Vista desktop PC and a small portable TV. There is one set of external speakers that go into another room so I can hear either the PC or TV (depending if I have the TV plugged via its headphone jack). The setup is like this:
- PC audio cord has Y adapter attached - male into audio card and two females out. One female out to another Y adapter and one to a monitor with speakers.
- TV goes from headphone out to Y adapter with 3 females, which goes to external speakers and also to PC (so PC can play audio in ext speakers).
- Y adapter also goes to PC audio card but first meets another Y adapter, which allows PC audio to a monitor with speakers.
The problem is that once I plug the 1/8" cable into the TV, TV sounds drops to very low levels and I have a constant humm or low buzz. To avoid this, I unplug the PC cable from the 3 female Y adapter. But this means I must always plug in the TV and unplug the PC audio to the ext speakers to hear the TV. Is there another way to set this up so I don't have the humm going on while the TV is also plugged in?
I've attached a drawing of the setup.