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Connecting Laptop to TV via HDMI - No sound


John-P

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Hi there,

I wonder if anyone is able to offer any advice, I have read the TV manual and searched various pages on the web but I cant seem to get the sound to come out of the TV.

I have an Acer Aspire 5738 laptop and an Alba LCD37880F1080P TV. I have connected the laptop to the TV using a HDMI cable. The picture is very good, but I can only get the sound to come out of the laptop and not the TV.

I know its not a major problem, but I would like to try and resolve it so if anyone can help that would be great.

Thanks, John.

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John-P

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Just to add, my laptop is on windows 7.

John :)

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ßeta

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Right Click on the Speaker Icon in the System Tray and select playback devices. Next set Digital Audio to Default.

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John-P

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Hi Thank you for your reply. I have just done that and the little green bar is moving up and down as the music is playing but there is no sound coming out.

John

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John-P

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It has two options in playback devices

1) Speakers - This option uses the laptop speakers

2) Realtek Digital Output - This is the one I made default but the green equaliser bar goes up and down with no sound coming out

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ßeta

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Do you have the top option in the image below..??

Playback Devices

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John-P

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Hi no I don't have that.

I only have speakers and Realtek Digital output. I have ticked the show disabled devises and the hdmi one is still not there. How do I get it?

John :)

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woodchip

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it depends on the hardware inside a pc if sound can come through hdmi, looks like you will need to connect the headphone socket on the laptop to the sound in on tv

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Known problem see here for the nvidia hotfix

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John-P

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Hi Fruit bat,

Thanks for the link. I must confess im finding it a bit confusing, S/PDIF, GPU, DLP, DVI.

To be honest, which may sound a bit stupid, but I cant follow the instructions, its like another language to me. Also im on Windows 7, not vista. So im guessing that download would be the incorrect version?

Thanks, John

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