Is The Sound Device Detection System A Vista or Machine Maker Problem?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Seni Seven, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Seni Seven

    Seni Seven Guest

    We are living in a more complicated world for our PCs these days, it

    I have laptop (HP Pav dv9500t):

    1. with its own Altec-Lansing speakers and microphone built-in to the hood
    2. an earphone jack I use regularly
    3. and a Bluetooth-capable Jabra BT8010 stereo headset to which I pair
    4. a Logitech webcam with microphone

    I am continually having trouble with the PC unable to switch to a sound
    device when it is detected and connected.

    For example, the bluetooth headset resists being connected for stereo
    audio service (it usually requires turning off then on the device again).

    Then when it is off or disconnected, the sound is not returned to another
    device like the built-in speakers.

    Before I got the headset, I used to have the sound go though the earphones
    when the jack was connected. Now I connect the jack with the bluetooth
    headset disconnected/turned off, and I don't hear sound out of earphones
    or speakers.

    Often in order to get sound through a device, it is necessary to close and
    re-open the sound-producing application.

    Perhaps better than an automatic detection, it is better just to have a
    controller that one opens and says: output through the speakers on the
    laptop, or output through the bluetooth headset, or now do it through the

    I don't even want to talk about the struggle I go through to get the
    microphone working: the one on the laptop, the one in the bluetooth
    headset, and the one in the webcam!

    Whose problem is this anyway? The machine maker's? Microsoft? I talked
    to Jabra and they said this is not their problem (nothing they can do
    about it).
    Seni Seven, Jun 25, 2008
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