Hey guys, whats going on. I recently purchased a new toshiba laptop with windows 8 and am trying to play media off of my TV from the laptop via HDMI cable. The video display works perfectly, however playing sound is not possible. I've been trying tirelessly to get this to work for weeks now but I always come up with nothing. I'm beginning to get frustrated and in my opinion, I think this is utterly ridiculous that I bought a brand new laptop with "wonderful" windows 8 and I cant even get the audio to play off of my TV, let alone the frequent internet disconnecting, I can't save/use some files without issue, random programs that I never use come up and but in all the time, constant zooming in and out of webpages and I dont even know why, the thing takes multiple unsuspecting pictures of me and god knows where they go, frequent blue screens of death..
Anyways, I've been searching for days (literally) all around the internet and found similar problems like mine. Except that I havent seen anyone have this happen on windows 8 or have any of their suggestions that actually work. I've tried EVERYTHING. I've been through every menu in the control panel. I've try replugging, unplugging, turning all devices off and back on at the same time. My drivers are up to date. My brothers laptop played audio just fine off of the TV (windows 7). The HDMI cable is fully functional. No, I don't have the TV end plugged in to output, I have it plugged into PC input. there is no output. But yet, after all of this, when I pull up playback devices, I get the same result. AMD HDMI output is recognized but says it's not plugged in, I can't set it as default because it's greyed out, and the likeliness of me ever getting sound from my PC to the TV seems to be getting slimmer and slimmer each time I try.
If you guys have any suggestions, I would love to try them. I am so tired of this **** and at this point the most entertaining thing that I can do with this laptop is see if I can get from one side of the screen to the other with my fist.