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no sound on computer when using hdmi cable to tv

Last response: in Home Theatre
April 8, 2014 4:27:45 PM

There is great audio/video on the tv, but when I use the computer, I can't get sound. Any suggestions? Do I have to remove the hdmi cable from the tv? Is there any other way?

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a b x TV
April 8, 2014 6:22:39 PM

are you using the television as a monitor for your computer?

if yes, chances are that in your audio playback devices window on the computer (right click the speaker icon on the taskbar) the hdmi output is set as the default audio device.

if you want sound to come out of your speakers connected to the pc you will need the speakers to be set as the default audio device.
April 8, 2014 6:52:33 PM

are you connecting hdmi after OS has started or during a fresh boot

I ask this because I used to have a win7 i5 and didn't matter when I connected hdmi audio worked but now have win8.1 and i7 (doubt the core cpu makes a difference) but after searching for same issue i verified my own findings. It doesn't like moving the audio after win8.1 is already running and if I want it through hdmi to tv, I have to restart my system with hdmi already connected then audio works.

hope this helps
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