To enable movie viewing on 55" LCD TV
This is a pain in the rear for me but it is the only way to get the HDMI audio recognized as a valid option in Audio Playback devices. (Video always works but the audio is says not connected) To get the HDMI Audio detected, I have to....
- On my TV I have to select the HDMI channel that is connected to my PC Second
- I have to un-plug and plug-in the HDMI
cable. (I can hear the Windows 7 found hardware sound) Third
- Now I can select HDMI as my default audio device (everything works great)
I usually have to repeat this process any time the PC or TV gets shut off. I am worried about wearing out the HDMI port by plugging and un[lugging so often. This can't possibly be the way it is supposed to work.
This is not an intermittant issue - it is a matter of the ATI HDMI detecting the audio connection and is very repeatable and consistant. All drivers
ATI and VIA audio are the latest to date as of today.
Maybe it is the Plug&Play component - TV has to be on when turning on the PC or I have to manually force the detection process (as above)
Video = ATI 4550
MOBO = ASUS P7P55D-E LX