I have just finished building my HTPC with the help of ASSASSIN's guide (a huge thanks!)
For about 90% of our TV watching, I just use the speakers that are built into the TV. I do have a HD DTS capable AVR that has all the HDMI cables plugged into from a variety of sources, including the HTPC, and then just one main HDMI cable going to the TV.
I am using XBMC (Neon Skin) and I cant figure how to get sound thru to the TV speakers? Is there a pass-thru setting somewhere on XBMC ? I have looked and looked, but cant figure out this small problem.
BTW, I just got my HTPC up and running and have finished transfering about 5TB of data to the local drives that are in it - i dont have a media server... yet...!
Thanks in advance!
Maybe you already have that worked out, in that case, there are settings in xbmc that may help. One toggles analog, which may work better for your tv speakers. Look in the audio settings that you can pop up while watching a show.
to "Pass through" to the TV if the AVR is off, assuming you are connected with HDMI.
If you are hooked to you TV with a DVI cable (video) and your Audio signal goes to the AVR with Fiber Optic, I'm not sure if there's a setting for that.
Anyway, let us know more details on how you have your HTPC/AVR/TV wired.
probably not work. You could of course turn off bitstreaming and be fine.
I currently have my data networked on a NAS and streamed with a WD TV Live and it works fine, but the WD is nothing compared to the features that the HTPC/XBMC offers. I will try the tips offered...
I'll try to turn off bitstreaming... Just have to find the setting to do that....!
Setting passthrough on your avr should be the easiest method.
Hi, I am no computer geek but I had this same problem but for me I have changed something on my pc that now allows the sound to be turned off on the pc and now comes out of my tv.
I have a lenovo B570 pc and an LG tv...both about 5yrs old that I have connected via an HDMI cable
. I went into device manager, and then into sound video and game controllers. In there I have 3 listings and one of them is listed as Realtek high definition audio.I opened this up and along the top went into driver, and disabled it. Hey presto sound just coming out of tv speakers.. Like I said it worked for me, and hope this helps someone.
Which version of XBMC are you using?
Once your avr's hdmi is set to standby passthrough, what can you hear? Nothing?
Then try disabling passthrough device in XBMC, and choose Directsound for Default device. You should get sound with the avr turned off now. If that works, you can then setup your passthrough device in XBMC