I take it you are using your laptop to watch DVD etc on your HD TV. I had the same problem where the sound was coming out my laptop. I solved this by going in to the sound options on my computer (which you can access in your control panel) then set your sound default as HDMI. This should solve the problem, just remember to set the default back to the laptops speakers when you are finished using it on your TV. I hope that it helps.
I dont know whether you guys have tried this but it works for me. Try :
control panel-device manager-system devices-high definition audio controller.
Enable it. In my case I have 2 high definition audio controller. Disabling one of it will disable the pc speaker & digital audio/spdif. Disabling the other will disable the ATI HDMI output with the tv icon. Enabling both will enable all sound playback device. You can actually open the sound playback device window and see the icon comes and goes as you play around enabling and disabling the audio controller.
Connect the HDMI cable to the Laptop and the TV. Make sure the TV was OFF then Power it on so that the TV will then SEE the HDMI connection.
On the Laptop go to Start > Control Panel > Sounds > Right click on the "Digital Output Device" and set it as default. Depending on your Laptop will make the difference as to the name the HDMI device is under.
THIS IS the catch 22... some Laptop require you restart them after you save the changes, lol....
So while the HDMI cable is STILL plugged in and connected to the TV >>> restart <<< your PC.
Oh and something funny about Microsoft, sometimes you have to play sound in Windows Media CENTER before it will play sound through Windows Media Player.
If that fails... CALL YOUR LAPTOP MAKER, They have Tech Support for a reason
HDMI is a technology before its time during its time. It's had several modifications, including 1.0, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 and so forth. While the video quality has always been 1080p, the audio has undergone several changes during the years.
It's possible that the HDMI port on your laptop isn't designed for audio at all. I would recommend looking for an optical, or try jacking your stereo up to the line out. Even if you were somehow successful getting the audio into your tv, HDTV audio is poor at best.
Extend a splitter cable from your headjack to the stereo with the red/white cables. it'll do you well, and most receivers can pro logic ii the audio to make it come through 5.1 quality (or comparable)
I solved my problem after 3 hours of screwing around. This arose after upgrading from Vista to 7.
Problem - hdmi wasn't showing up under devices for audio output. I reinstalled every driver individually that had to do with audio or video. Nothing worked.
Solution - I eventually downloaded the entire new chipset direct from intel and reinstalled the chipset and all hdmi/graphics drivers from that download. After restart it worked fine. Also needed to download newest itunes, but that worked too.
If you have sounds already playing on the laptop, then you must switch your default to the HDMI then go and re open the program ie itunes. Any other program playing sounds on ur laptop speakers will continue to play through the lap top speakers...
On VISTA do this
Right click your screen
go to personalize
on the left there is an option "connect to a projectror or external display"
Click the speaker picture, and set the default to HDMI by right clicking it and selecting make default.
Close your media programs, and then re-open them and hit play..
Presto! Sound will work!
This wasnt listed in my manual either I had to figure it out.
HOPE this helps, any questions email me.
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Blue Ray movie, Hdtv trough hdmi laptop to external Lcd flat screen tv - no sound problem.
1. Pause the movie
2. restart the computer
3. Hit play movie (in some cases, you'll have to turn off/on the tv)
I finally can figure it out how to get the sound to my LCD TV. All you have to do is changing your laptop screen resolution. Change it to the higest. First, it was @ 1280 x 720. When I changed to 1280 x 800, bummmp...sound went through. Good luck all.
I solved this by opening PowerDVD and from the menu going to :
Settings->audio settings->speaker environment. It was set on "2 speaker". I selected "HDMI" from the pull down list. Sound now came only from the TV. I'm paranoid so I don't turn the computer or the TV on until the HDMI cable is plugged in. Remember to put the setting back to "2 speaker" before you unplug the HDMI cable after watching. I couldn't open PowerDVD afterwards when I forgot this step.
After trying it many times with different laptops and different browsers and different LCD, I have figured out that at times you need to restart the browser before LCD would play sound from the browser after connecting with HDMI. I prefer to use Mozilla firefox as it has adblocks addon. And even when you take out HDMI, then again you need to restart your browser to resume the sound.
Hope it helps
HDMI is not the problem, right click on your mouse or pad, go on volume (it's between your time and volume) you have 3 option playback, recording and sounds. You need to go on Playback den disable speakers, enable HDMI output then enjoy :)
make sure you reverse the way things were (disable HDMI OUTPU AND ENABLE SPEAKERS) otherwise further problem in the future please try not to leave the way things are like for example remove the hdmi cable out of laptop.
Try manipulating the video player such DivX. You should be able to find a sound setting option (could be in preferences, options, tools, etc.) From here you can check the sound option on or off. Try a couple of times if it doesn't work the first time.
I had exactly the same problem and I had been trying for weeks to sort it out I was using VLC Media player and just could not get it working, I decided to try using Windows Media Player to see if that would make a difference and HEY PRESTO it worked a dream!
The answer is try Windows Media Player not any other media player
yeah my desktop I just got has an hdmi port as well but when I was trying to get sound it would only come from my computer speakers. I eventually figured it out. I made my tv an extension of my monitor thru the graphics controls after I got the tv up I just had to restart my computer with the setting with tv still on and then it finally gave me a sound option for the tv under the sound control panel. set that to default and then u can go back and forth between sounds but u can not get to seperate audios like one for tv one for computer.