Dell forum: Dell Inspiron 1526 to HDTV connection using HDMI - NO AUDIO

by: abhi.ko May 2, 2009 5:37 AM PDT

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Dell Inspiron 1526 to HDTV connection using HDMI - NO AUDIO

by abhi.ko - 5/2/09 5:37 AM

Hi,

I connected my Dell Inspiron 1526 laptop, which has an HDMI port to the TV using an HDMI cable directly. The connection was easy and the video quality is very good. However, I cannot get audio through the TV for the media I play from the laptop, either online from Netflix or on the laptop, tried all the HDMI ports on the TV.

Do I need a separate cable for Audio, when the connection is done through an HDMI cable? Doesn't HDMI carry both audio and video signals, if so then why is the audio not playing through the TV's output. I have a Sony DVD player and home theater hooked up to the TV which is working fine, in terms of both audio and video.

The audio cables are connected to the audio out port on the back of the TV and into the audio in port on the DVD/home theater system, the video cable is connected from the DVD to the video port on the side of the Samsung TV. This connection is producing the desired results.

The PC to TV connection was tried without the home theater and with it, both ways there is only video and no audio. The only audio I can hear is from the laptop's speakers and not from the TV.

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Processor: AMD Turion 64X2
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1270

Please help me resolve this issue and get audio through my TV or home theater.

Regards,
Abhi

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