I need some troubleshooting help with REW/ASIO/Windows output settings. I've completely read AustinJerry's setup guide (Thank you so much for this!) and I'm so close to getting up and running but having an issue with being able to get REW to output any sound to the speakers. The Umik is active and it seems to be working as it's showing noise from the room in graphical format, but there is absolutely no sound coming out of my speakers. I was able to get some sound to come out of the laptop speakers by switching to that output, I then disabled it so the only option was the receiver and still got no output.
Equipment: Dell Latitude laptop with HDMI (8 output channels), Pioneer SC-95, CSL Umik-1, HDMI cable running to front port on receiver, 5.2 speaker setup.
I've re-read the windows setup (I'm using windows 7) about 50 times and re-checked everything and all seems to be ok. When setting up the speaker configuration from the windows menu I can play the test tones and hear output through the all 5 speakers except the sub. For some reason I can't get any sound to come out of the sub from that menu no matter what I try (turned subs to on vs auto and still nothing, they're connected through LFE input to receiver). The sub plays when I turn Spotify on and run the sound to the receiver that way though so It should be working but maybe I'm wrong.
I think the issue is that ASIO isn't picking up the HDMI source even though it's set to default on windows because the only options I have are "HPOut1" and "HPOut2", there was also an option for the intel soundcard which plays through the computer speakers. I've unplugged and replugged in the HDMI multiple times, can get sound to go through using any other program on the computer to the receiver, but nothing out of REW/ASIO. There does seem to be a slight delay in when the sound plays through the HDMI though, ex the test tone takes 3 seconds to play after hitting the button.
Throughout my numerous attempts to get the HDMI working and using the "Check Levels" button I also got the error message in the attached picture saying "Reset Request from the driver Inputs and outputs may need to be re-selected". Usually just closing REW and re-opening and then re-selecting everything made that go away, but still no sound.
Also tried just doing a measurement sweep rather than the "Check Levels" and the mic picked up background noise but no output from the speakers.
Any ideas or tips are greatly appreciated.
My setup: Sonus Faber Venere 2.5 and center, Ascend HTM200SE surround, dual Rythmik L12's, Pioneer SC-95, Samsung PN60F8500