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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 10-Apr-11 18:47:32
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cannot access tv sound


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when I connect my laptop(win7) to tv through hdmi cable, I can watch on the tv whatever is shown on my laptop. However I can only hear the sound through the laptop speaker and not the tv. I tried all sort of attempts by right clicking the speaker icon on the task bar without success. Any ideas from anybody please.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 10-Apr-11 20:45:45
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Most of the time it is because the laptop will not send the sound through the HDMI cable, if you have tried all options then that is probably the case., You need to deliver the sound to the TV using a sound cable..

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(experienced) Sun 10-Apr-11 20:53:52
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HDMI leads carry both sound and picture.

Control Panel - Sounds and select the HDMI option for the speakers.

It took me a couple of attempts to get things setup correctly.
On my Dell Studio it all works fine. On my Uncle's (Vista) laptop, the HDMI lead has to be plugged in before any playback program is started otherwise no sound is heard from the TV.

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Standard User acpsd775
(member) Sun 10-Apr-11 21:47:05
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have you tried different HDMI ports on the TV silly as this sounds on my cuzes tv although all HDMI ports can play sound threw things like tv box blu-ray ect on her pc only HDMI 1 will get sound the other 2 dont work with it and it says on the back of the tv HDMI/PC on port 1 i forget what model shes got but maybe urs is the same

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sun 10-Apr-11 23:14:12
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You need 1 of these as well: 3.5mm Stereo Plug to 2 x Phono Plugs 5M

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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Mon 11-Apr-11 21:35:06
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Why spend more when HDMI cable carries sound as well as picture?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Mon 11-Apr-11 22:21:59
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  1. Spend is trivial.
  2. While it is true that HDMI cables carry sound, from what OP says it is not certain that his laptop sends sound out of its HDMI port.
  3. If the cheap Phono cable works it will confirm this or at least that the OP's setup is wrong.


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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 11-Apr-11 22:39:54
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Lots of things about the OP's set up are not certain despite the various queries and suggestions made.

At a guess, they have blitzed various fora with the same query and forgotten all about us after getting a solution to their problem.

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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Mon 11-Apr-11 23:24:10
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Contrary to some suggestions it would be a very odd HDMI port if it didn't include audio. After all, that is one whole huge part of the point of HDMI in the first place!

You have downloaded the latest drivers for your laptop's graphics/sound and installed them? I have had one instance where an ATI card refused to output audio to HDMI even then. I ended up having to do a lot of research to find the audio drivers from Realtek for the ATI card's audio system.

You have tried another cable? It's possible you have a dodgy connection there. If it is the case then you do not need to spend a huge sum on another cable. So long as you are not planning running the cable to the neighbours house a cheap as chips one from here will work just as well as some Monster cable with an equally monstrous price.

You have tried connecting something else to the HTMI port on the TV you are trying to use or tried using another HDMI port on the TV that you know works? It's possible there's something wrong there too.

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