How to get sound from a laptop to a TV with HDMI

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Nowadays, the field of technology has greatly improved its condition. Developers have wondered a lot about how to make it easier to use your TVs. So, the HDMI cable has been presented. HDMI cable makes it possible to transfer the image and sound from one device to another one with saving the quality of the picture and sound.

Before the HDMI cable has been available for users, they used two cables at once to transfer the sound and the image separately. They’re called AUX and DVI. Since the technologies have developed a lot, HDMI’s now widely used almost on all devices. It gives you an opportunity to transmit the picture from your monitor to any other device, including a laptop, which is provided with HDMI input.

What for the HDMI is used

The HDMI cable has been produced to transfer the audio and video contents from one device to another one with saving the quality of the content. To connect the cable to your device, there’s a special input where you put the one end of the HDMI cable, the other end is connected to the device to which you want to transmit the content.

Nowadays, except for the AirPlay to put the content on the larger screen, you can also do that with an HDMI cable. Imagine, you’ve found a great video or movie and want to show it to your big family or company. Of course, it wouldn’t be convenient to let everyone watch it from the small screen of your device. So, the developers have made everything to make the usage and viewing experience better.

So, the main advantage of using the HDMI cable is that you won’t need to have separate cables for two options. It means that the process became easier and more effortless.

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How to connect your laptop to a TV with HDMI

Of course, streaming the content from a larger screen is better than watching it from your iPhone. Many users after a hard day want to relax and watch their favorite movies on Netflix on their laptop, however, they may not know that even if they don’t have a Smart TV, they still can watch Netflix and other services on TVs. This can be done with the help of the HDMI cable. The HDMI cable can help to cast the content from your device to the TV. So, if you want to connect your laptop to a TV with HDMI, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should connect both devices to the HDMI cable. Keep in mind that before inserting the cable, you should switch of your devices.
  • After that, you should switch on your devices.
  • Then, you should head to the “Menu” section and click on the “Input List” option on your TV.
  • Next, there should be a list displayed. You should choose the “HDMI” from the list of available sources.

Since then, you can enjoy a great viewing experience on your TV. This gives you a great feeling of relaxation and some kind of fantasy like you’re in the cinema. However, even after this method has been completed, the image can still be not displayed, as the laptop may have disabled the transmission of the external signal.

How to turn on the transmission of the external signal on your laptop

As was mentioned before, even though you’ve connected the HDMI cable to your devices and have done the steps below, your laptop may still have the feature that should be enabled. The feature is called the transmission of the external device. So, if you want to switch it on, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should hold the “Win” and “P” buttons at the same time.
  • After that, you should see the list of projections displayed. There you should click on the desired one.

The best option’s “Only the second screen”. This option gives you an opportunity to have the image on your laptop projected on the screen in the same way, even though the laptop screen isn’t active.

How to fix no sound through the HDMI on the TV

Even though the picture may be transferred properly, some users tend to face issues with the sound. Sometimes the sound doesn’t work on the TV. You should make sure that the HDMI port is selected properly. However, if the problem isn’t in this, there are some more reasons:

  • Check whether the sound on the laptop isn’t turned to the minimum.
  • The Mute button on the remote control is active.
  • The device’s connected to the headphones.

However, sometimes the problem may be with the laptop. In case there’s no sound on the laptop, you should fix that and the issue may be solved, fortunately, we know how to do that.

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How to choose the right output device

Windows 10 has one extraordinary feature. All output devices that can produce sound are usually active. However, sometimes users may need to manually choose the proper output device. Fortunately, it’s possible. So, if you want to do that, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should click on the “Sound” icon on the bottom bar of the screen. However, if you don’t see the “Sound” icon, you should add it.
  • After that, you should see a drop-down menu displayed. There, you should click on the “Open sound settings” tab.
  • Then, you should see a new window displayed. Click on the “Sound Control Panel” section.
  • Next, you should see the list of devices.
  • After that, you should choose the devices to be removed, tap on the name and click on the “Disable” option.
  • To complete the process, you should choose the device that would be enabled by the default.

t’s a great feature that gives you an opportunity to have the hierarchy of device models. For example, you can set the headphones as the default device, however, when the headphones wouldn’t be active, the sound would be produced from the sound bar or TV. However, you should choose the proper sound bar to have quality sound.

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