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Windows 7: no sound through hdmi connection

22 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium
no sound through hdmi connection

I have just upgraded from vista to windows 7 home premium.
On vista, I could watch downloaded programs and movies on my LCD TV through a hdmi lead. I just plugged it in and it worked, with the sound coming through the TV and the stereo speakers ( which are connected to the tv).

Now, I only get sound through the laptop, and not through the TV. I have tried a new hdmi cable, I have checked all the settings for sound and it says all are working fine. I have tried updating the drivers, which are all up to date. Nothing seems to work. I can put up with watching programs with the sound from the laptop, but I have found that even with the speakers on 100%, they are not as loud as when the OS was vista.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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23 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7/10 64 bit

On many PC's you have to set the HDMI as the "default playback" device in order to get audio in the HDMI output. I don't know if that is the case with yours but something to consider. The Sound Panel, where you would set this, is in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound. In my desktop the HDMI output is listed as the "ATI High Definition Audio Device".
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29 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

I had same problem for so long and this is what fixed mine: ATI HDMI Audio Device from the Realtek website
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