No Audio for Recorded or Live TV, sound elsewhere. Why????

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Jesse, May 20, 2009.

  1. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    I have Vista Ultramate connected to my LCD 32" TV using HDMI and mini Phono
    plug for audio, it has been working fine. Yesterday I watched several
    recorded TV shows and everything worked fine.

    Today I tried playing a recorded show and no audio. No matter what TV show
    there is no audio, even ones I previously watched and kept that used to have

    Rebooted PC and got the Vista startup sounds just prior to logging on.
    Tried Control Panel -> Sounds and I have audio. Tried Windows Media Player
    and it plays music that I ripped to computer. Checked Device Manager, no
    problems with sound (or any) device. So, the computer can play sounds /

    Started Media Center up - no startup sounds. Asked Media Center to play a
    ripped cd - plays fine. Went into settings -> General -> Visual and Sound
    Effects; "Play sounds when navigating Windows Media Center" is checked - but
    no sounds. Went into Settings -> TV -> Audio it is set to Stereo. Went
    into Settings -> Windows Media Center Setup -> Set Up Your Speakers,
    mini-plug (analog) is selected, 2 Speakers is selected, clicked on test - No

    Went back into Music -> Music Library -> selected an album, it plays fine
    with sound.

    Tried Live TV - no sound.

    I verified that Mute works correctly via the remote (while playing an
    album). I verified that my TV will play audio via a different input (the
    DVD player).

    So, what gives??

    Thanks in Advance,

    Jesse, May 20, 2009
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  2. Jesse

    rak Guest

    Why are you using an audio cable with HDMI? HDMI carries both audio and
    video. Have you tried disconnecting the mini phone plug?
    rak, May 20, 2009
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  3. Jesse

    Jesse Guest

    The audio cable connects to my stereo. The stereo has speakers in most
    rooms of the house, so I can play an album and hear it where ever I am.

    Jesse, May 24, 2009
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