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No audio output through HDMI port to TV

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    Join Date : Jul 2012
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    No audio output through HDMI port to TV


    Hi there, I'd really appreciate if this could work, the details of my system are as follows:

    Dell XPS L502X
    Nvidia GT 525M

    I have downloaded the Realtek Drivers as mentioned here for the Windows 8 version, plug in the HDMI cable but still the output doesn't go to the TV but sound plays from the laptop speakers.

    Earlier when I used this along with the Win 7 OS, it worked flawlessly. I don't know what the problem is. I've tried uninstalling the windows drivers and then installing Realtek drivers but still doesn't work.

    Any help would be appreciated. I've attached the screenshots of device manager as well along with audio properties.
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    Windows 8 Release Preview 8400
    UK uk yorkshire


    I've also tried downloading the ATI HDMI driver, I don't know why I don't have an ATI board anyway.. but from this site obviously it says no supporting device was found on the system.
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    Member

    Join Date : Aug 2012
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    Win 8 release canadate


    Right click the sound icon in your tray, select "Playback devices", select your device (probably the name of the TV) and set it to default.

    Note.
    Leave it as the default as Windows will switch back to the computer speakers if the TV is off and back to the TV when you turn it on.
    Last edited by MikeFromHC; 31 Aug 2012 at 12:29 AM.
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    Join Date : Nov 2012
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I guess it's by design that when the audio is directed to TV, my computer loses its audio. Image someone watching a video streamed from the computer to TV, while I work on something else on the computer, is it possible to output audio to different sources simultaneously and separately?
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