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Windows 7: No sound through HDMI?

17 Dec 2010   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I guess I don't know if the inboard audio is enabled and the drivers are installed? How can i tell?
Check in the bios.

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For some reason I remember having to disable the onboard to make my turtle beach card work
If it is disabled then you won't get anything out of the onboard SPDIF header.


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17 Dec 2010   #12
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Hmm seems that since it's only hooked up to my tv via HDMI, I get "No Signal" until the windows user login appears.

I'm going to need to hook up another monitor and might not able to until tomorrow. Damn it.
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18 Dec 2010   #13
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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I guess I don't know if the inboard audio is enabled and the drivers are installed? How can i tell?
Check in the bios.

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For some reason I remember having to disable the onboard to make my turtle beach card work
If it is disabled then you won't get anything out of the onboard SPDIF header.
Nice that's what it was. Sound is working properly through HDMI to the tv now.

But I think I had to disable it because I had my 5.1 setup through a digital optical cable.

So what do I do when I set up the 5.1 again?
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18 Dec 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Open the Windows Sound properties and set whichever of the two you want to use at the time as default.
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18 Dec 2010   #15
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Open the Windows Sound properties and set whichever of the two you want to use at the time as default.
Can't I run them both at the same time? Tv and 5.1?
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20 Dec 2010   #16
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Bump
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22 Dec 2010   #17
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Open the Windows Sound properties and set whichever of the two you want to use at the time as default.
Can't I run them both at the same time? Tv and 5.1?
Anyone?
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22 Dec 2010   #18
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For the most part only if the program(s) you are using allow for using a sound device other than the Windows default. Other than that no, as Windows only allows one audio device to be default/used at a time.
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22 Dec 2010   #19
jhansen965

Windows 7 profesional
 
 

Try going to the control panel and click on your sound options. Click manage sounds or what ever. Look for the monitor or tv the HDMI cable is going into. then click set default. After you are done using the HDMI just switch it back.
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23 Dec 2010   #20
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
For the most part only if the program(s) you are using allow for using a sound device other than the Windows default. Other than that no, as Windows only allows one audio device to be default/used at a time.
Hmm the only time I would want the 5.1 and the tv playing at the same time is during a movie.

But I've also been told that running them at the same time can create an echo and it would t sound right? Is there any truth behind this?

What movie programs would allow more than just the windows default single setting?
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