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Sound goes through laptop speakers instead of over HDMI whenever I connect to a TV

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March 10, 2014 8:24:50 PM

Hey,
Whenever I connect my laptop to my TV, or any TV, over HDMI, the sound still always goes through the laptop speakers instead of the TV speakers. The only workaround I could find is disabling my laptop speakers whenever I connect to a TV, then re-enable them when I'm done, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a more practical and permanent solution to the problem.
I have this problem on both my Phillips and LG TVs at home, and the Samsung and Panasonic TVs at my school, so it is a general problem, and not related to my specific TV.
Thanks in advance.
March 10, 2014 8:28:49 PM

Go to control panel / sound / playback. Select your tv from the devices and 'set as default'
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March 10, 2014 8:29:05 PM

Go into control panel, go to sound and set the audio output through the HDMI!
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