How can I get sound when using HDMI to connect a laptop to a TV?


When I connect my Compaq Windows 7 laptop to a tv using HDMI cable, I get picture but no sound. I though HDMI supported both. What am I doing wrong? it is literally just one cable to plug in, so I don't see what I could be messing up.

Tags: HDMI, sound
Topic: Hardware
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 It sounds like (no pun intended) you may need to change your sounds settings in your control panel. When you are in sound settings with the HDMI cable connected, there should be an option to choose HDMI. Give that a try. There is a change that you may need to look at the sound settings on your TV.

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I'd check your settings on that Compaq laptop. If that's not it then try Compaq's support site.

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