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Windows 7: No Sound on TV but on Desktop

13 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate - Release Candidate - 64 bit
No Sound on TV but on Desktop

Hello everyone!

I installed Windows 7 - 64 bit on my second PC. Everything seems fine up until the point when I wanted to watch something on my TV (Philips , which worked fine yesterday with XP). I don't have any sound on the TV but I do have sound on the PC. I use a Audigy 2 ZS and a chinc cable.
I tryied the latest sound drivers, swapping cables here and there... I am running out of ideas.

I'd appreciate any ideas.


Edit: I am starting to go wild... I connected my Game Boy to the cinch cable and that didn't work either. Maybe my TV is the one causing the troubles.

Edit II: Can it be that my TV is getting any funny HDMI audio signals even though it should only get the picture via HDMI?

Edit III: Do you know that? Your looking on the internet for 2 hours tinker on your PC for 2 more hours until you finally decide it's time to ask the expertise on the net and then you start solving the problem some minutes later yourself. Well the forums here certainly helped. I'd never thought it could be the graphic card drivers 191.xx, as I used a cinch cable.

Anyway, not updating my graphic card drivers any more isn't a solution on the long term.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2009   #2


Some audio/video card combos have a connector between them, enabling the HDMI cable to carry the audio signal.

Other video cards require a special adapter ($15) to carry audio over the DVI to HDMI cable. This type of video card has its own onboard audio device.

Failing this, what happens if you just connect your PC audio out to the TV audio in?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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