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    Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    I want some help here to connect my laptop to my monitor through HDMI pc. But somehow it is not able to work. I also have a HDTV and want to do the same on it. There is a display but it is not giving a good resolution. I am bit fed up with the connection. I tried a number of different settings and none of them is working. There is problem with sound and the video quality is also useless.

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    It is due to outdated driver issue. Update your video drivers and then check again. You can find the same in Device Manager. Update the drivers and then adjust the resolution in Display Properties. You can extend the display if the cable is compatible and meets the standard with the laptop. You will need to change cable and then check back.

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    All you have to do is restart your computer after you connect the hdmi cable, and turn you Hd tv off and on. It has nothing to do with the video card, you just have to reboot the video and sound cards. Hope it helps

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    i have rebot my laptop two time and i still cannt connect to my tv what do i do now

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    What worked for me: right click on the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of taskbar

    select playback devices

    Now by default mine was set on "speakers" with the additional option of "Digital Audio (S/PDIF)" being unselected.

    highlight digital audio and set _IT_ to default.

    and walla, it worked.

    I have an Asus g1s with an Nvidia 8600m GT built in.

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    Exactly what llllll said right click set as default and sometimes you may have to refresh the video (player) or the browser for the sound (sometimes)


    Gateway T1625 (w250a)
    Amd x64 duo 2.o
    2gb ram (safe with no horizontal lines)
    Windows 7 32bit Installed today
    I have no sound from my hdmi but it because windows 7


    Sorry to break a new thred just incase someone is reading. Has anyone put win 7 on t series 1625 and got the hdmi sound to work?

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    Quote Originally Posted by anarchistbot View Post
    Sorry to break a new thred just incase someone is reading. Has anyone put win 7 on t series 1625 and got the hdmi sound to work?
    I think that T series have sigmatel IDT sound. You can try to build a working INF to install the latest drivers from here. The last posted drivers on Gateway's website for our T series works fine in Windows 7. You will get all functionality back. The HDMI audio driver is installed by the Legacy ATI drivers package you downloaded above. However, if you want the latest and Win7 compatible for sure, you can download it at realtek.

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    Suddenly my audio stopped working over the HDMI to my TV.
    Sopcast, mediaplayer, divx player no sound was coming through..
    But VLC player 1.1.5 did work!!! I've had it installed recently and removing it solved my problems with the other players.

    Did anyone experience this with VLC player and did someone manage to
    solve the sound problem without removing VLC?
    (Vaio laptop, Win 7 - 64bit)

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambiorix View Post
    Suddenly my audio stopped working over the HDMI to my TV.
    Sopcast, mediaplayer, divx player no sound was coming through..
    But VLC player 1.1.5 did work!!! I've had it installed recently and removing it solved my problems with the other players.

    Did anyone experience this with VLC player and did someone manage to
    solve the sound problem without removing VLC?
    (Vaio laptop, Win 7 - 64bit)
    It could be that the settings might have changed because of some recently installed plugins or codecs. Can you go into Control Panel > Sound and make sure HDMI is set as default device with a green tick. When plugging in HDMI cable it should do this automatically but I have found it is flakey. Hope that helps

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    Hi, No I've checked every possible settings.
    HDMI was selected and the only player working with sound over HDMI
    was the VLC player. Yes maybe VLC comes with some codec or plugin that
    screws with settings but where and how still is a mystery :-)...

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambiorix View Post
    Hi, No I've checked every possible settings.
    HDMI was selected and the only player working with sound over HDMI
    was the VLC player. Yes maybe VLC comes with some codec or plugin that
    screws with settings but where and how still is a mystery :-)...
    Then I guess that you will need to reset VLC's preferences. Afterwards, make sure that the "Use S/PDIF when available" option is checked in VLC's Audio preferences. Note that VLC can only output audio via HDMI. Video output is untested so far.

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    Instead of using a HDMI cable I recommend to use a TV Switch box. This is best to use for this kind of work. It comes with standard display connectivity and a TV port. You just need to hook your devices on that and done. Your entire laptop screen will on the TV. It is very easy to use and portable to carry also. You will never face the issue of audio here. One of the adapter which I know is Push2TV Adapter. This is widely available online.

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    re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    There is one more adapter that you can buy from Belkin. This adapter has a hdmi port and wifi support. So if you even do not have a connectivity support for your laptop you can share the content on wifi. Very easy to use and comfortable to configure with sleek design. There is hassle in connectivity and work on minimum cable. Search for ScreenCast WiDi. And check for feature before buying, there are certain variation in this model.

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    Re: Connecting Laptop to TV using HDMI - Picture is Good, But no sound

    I think that you will need to go to your display settings and then add a display as a duplicate or extended display for your second screen or have it your primary, whatever you want. After that try to plug your TV to computer first and then try to restart with the TV already turned on. You can also try to right click on your pc and then choose display settings and check where you can set your dual display and select your preference.

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