Ok I'm freaking out a little bit. My Dreamcast, purchased in 2001, suddenly has no sound.
My setup is: VGA box (earlier model that looks like the retrobit version, but isn't) to a VGA/HDMI converter/upscaler to my Yamaha receiver, hooked up to my 4K TV.
This is a new TV bought two weeks ago, a Sony X900F, and I played a little 'Crazy Taxi' as I was connecting devices, and I could hear the sweet, sweet sound of The Offspring with no problem. I haven't played my Dreamcast since.
Today, I got a Total Control Plus in the mail and went to test it. I plugged it in before turning on the DC and without a Playstation controller (don't have one yet) but with a VMU and immediately there was no sound. Also, and I don't know if this is a factor or not, but the electric company was trimming trees next to my house while I was at work, and when I came home half my house was without electricity. No fuses were blown or anything like that, and about a half hour after I got home everything went back to normal, but the fuse that my TV and game systems are on WAS NOT out, so I suspect it isn't a factor. That whole situation was weird though.
Anyway, now, this TV, like most, has one single yellow AV input and nothing else AV. I tried plugging in a different R/W/Y AV cable from the VGA box to the TV, which the TV recognized, but no picture. I tried switching my receiver to the AV input my Dreamcast is on, which did pass through the sound before, but not now. I tried a different sound cable from the VGA box to the HDMI converter box, but that didn't do anything. I don't have another VGA cable to try, but the picture is perfect on my current one. I also don't have the Dreamcast's original AV cables anymore, so I can't try a direct connection right now. Not that I have an older monitor to use anyway.
So I'm at a loss. I really don't know what happened. Used Dreamcasts are easy enough to come by, but mine has a region free BIOS, so beyond nostalgia, I don't want to outright replace it if I don't have too.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.