Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:23 PM
So I have some strange problems when using an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to my TV.
The basics of my situation...I have a Sony VAIO laptop with Windows 7. I have two Sony Vizio TVs.
Up until about a month ago, everything was fine. I would regularly use an HDMI cable to plug in my laptop to my TV and watch movies, either DVDs, streaming from Netflix, streaming from Amazon instant video, from other streaming sites, or from my iTunes library.
Suddenly, something is wrong with the audio. I can't get audio on my TV from ANY video. That's the strange part. You know when you adjust your volume, and there's a little 'ding'? I can hear that. The audio is working. But any VIDEO with audio...nope. Silent. Not even YouTube videos. I've contacted Sony, and they wanted $50 to try and diagnose the problem over the phone. My warranty is out, so I can't take it to BestBuy or back to the manufacturer. I've done my research, but it seems like I'm the only one who's ever had this problem?
I've messed around with my audio settings on both my TV and laptop. I don't think the TV is the problem, nor the hdmi cable (I have two, and they are clearly not defective). I am just so dumbfounded why it won't play audio from any videos. HELP. Please. I've updated my computer and my sound drivers....I have no idea what to do anymore.