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HDMI and Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 30
    Win 8 release canadate

    HDMI and Windows 8


    I recently acquired a new TV and hooked up an HDMI cable from my computer to it.
    No sound.
    I spent quite a bit of time searching for a solution, found a lot of people have this problem on most computers, found a lot of complex solutions,
    and then found the Windows 8 solution.
    I suspect it applies back to XP also.

    In Windows 8,
    right click the sound icon in the tray,
    select "Playback devices",
    find and set your HDMI device to the default.

    Every upgrade of Windows has done this to me.
    Something that used to be difficult is now a right click away.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Thank you for that solution. Sound has never been a big part of my computing activity but I did miss it when I went to Windows 8 and my HDMI fed Samsung Monitor went silent.

    Thanks again.
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  3. #3


    With most, the change to HDMI audio as default playback device is automatic. Then, when you disconnect the HDMI cable it goes back to your "Speakers".
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  4. #4


    Wyandotte, MI (South of Detroit)
    Posts : 1,931
    Win 8.1 Pro 64bit


    Thanks!
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