Windows 7 sound issue
Posted on 2014-12-23
Hi, I posted a question a few days ago about this but didn't get a chance to test it until today. The issue is that I want to send my computer's video to my Samsung TV via HDMI. Turns out that the video is displayed very nicely on the screen but no sound. The sound comes out of the computer's speakers.
Let me explained my hookup. I have my Tivo, and DVD player connected to a switch box called KINIVO. This box accepts up to four HDMI inputs and sends them to the TV. The TV has a digital audio output that goes to the Receiver therefore all of the audio from the TV is output directly to the receiver and all works great.
Now I connected my laptop to the KINIVO and looked in SOUND in the control panel and I see Samsung in the playback window along with my computer speakers but the only thing that shows activity are the computer speakers. I right clicked Samsung TV but that didn't do anything. At this point I am trying to figure out if the computer is expecting the TV to send the sound to it's speakers? Since I don't use the TV speakers, the sound will never come out of the TV.
What do I have to do to SELECT the Samsung TV in the SOUND display window? If I could do that, I think the sound would work fine just like the other players but I don't know what to do. Would appreciate your help.