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Old 01-12-10, 08:56 PM
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connecting laptop to TV question

So, I'm not the most technically gifted (at least computer wise), but I did figure out how to connect my laptop to my big screen TV via HDMI which will help me overcome my wifi-less blu ray player.

My question is how do I get the volume/sound from the TV instead of my laptop? I was only on briefly with Netflix and had the picture up on the TV screen, but the volume was from my laptop.

Is there a setting on the laptop? Or are a different set of cables needed?
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Re: connecting laptop to TV question

You should change the sound setting on your tv. The input should be changed to HDMI or digital or something like that. It's probably set to analog right now.
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Re: connecting laptop to TV question

My laptop has a specific sound setting for HDMI, so when I have that 'checked' the sound goes through my receiver and then through my speakers. If I want the picture on tv and sound on my laptop, I can uncheck it and get sound through the laptop. Check under your Hardware/Sound Options, if you haven't already, you may have some HDMI options.
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Also, sometimes I have had to reboot in order for the sound to switch to the tv after connecting the cable.

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