I am trying to help out the gf with her flat screen TV....(brand is LG). Based on my suggestion, she got an inexpensive, but decent small speakers (and a sub) to add a little more oomph to the TV. It ain't no million dollar THX Home theater, but it does the job.
Anyhow- here's the thing. I managed to get the sound from the (Indovision) cable box to go into the speaker line input (RCA jacks L/R). Reason why we did this is because the TV doesn't have an audio output (to connect to speakers, so I have to use the cable box as the audio source). So far so good, we can watch TV with good sound.
Now....trying my luck with my laptop (since gf doesn't have DVD player). Tried to connect my laptop (HDMI connection) to her TV, all is good and we can watch the movies...but when I tried to connect the laptop's headphone output (I have the output cable that turns into L/R RCA male connectors), I realized that HDMI cancels out and rerouted the audio from the headphone output to the HDMI cable. Any ideas on how I can change the setting in my laptop so that it will still allow audio to come out of the headphone output? Obviously this is really a make-shift home way of doing things...but hey, at least if we can make it work...we're happy.
That's not the problem, and that won't work. The problem is that the laptop is routing audio via HDMI and shutting down headphone audio. It has nothing to do with the TV.
I don't know off the top of my head, but I'd go into Device Manager, right click on the HDMI device and play with the properties. Another option, that may or may not work, is to use a program that allows you to route video via HDMI and audio via DirectSound to the headphone. Or go to the SoundMixer and set DirectSound as the default audio device.
This thread does not belong in the sales channel.
Last edited by Hombre de Maiz; 01-10-12 at 11:09.
If ur using Win7, there is a "speaker" icon on bottom right side of ur panel, right click on it, click on "volume control options" and choose ur preferred audio output device.
Hope it helps, if not, try to ask ur q's on tech solution websites/forums.
Can also connect the headphones to the TV of course
Thanks guys I'll try the suggested ideas.
@ Hombre - Sorry I posted in a hurry, didn't realize the electronics sub forum is a sales forum.
FYI, there are now DACs that take as input the digital HDMI audio and video signal, and output an analog stereo signal. That would be one way to output a high quality audio signal from a laptop. Another is, of course, through a USB DAC.