Thanks for the reply. I did a bit more trouble shooting and I think I figured out the problem. I took the NUC to work and plugged it into the TV there and the audio worked fine and showed up in the control panel.
I did a bit more reading on the receiver and it only passes through HDMI and does not decode it. So the receiver is at fault. Unfortunately I don't want to replace the receiver because of the $$$ but I did find a USB to analog Audio converter for $20 that will solve the problem and allow me to pass sound through to the receiver.
For your info the receiver is Harman Kardon AVR 134.
For the next model NUC's I would suggest adding at least one other Audio option. I run a company with about 25 staff and would love to use these for all of the users that don't need dedicated graphics cards. I guess I will need to add a $20 adapter to each build to allow for some small desktop speakers for things like VOIP phones (ringing).
Also more then 3 USB's would be great. I have added an adapter to increase the count. I have the following plugged in for reference:
1.) web cam
2.) external media 2.5" 1 Gig drive
3.) wireless mouse and keyboard
4.) Headset for skype
5.) Spare for thumb drive
Just some food for thought. Otherwise a great little computer.
Another possibility is to use an analog to digital HDMI audio extractor. They are more expensive but don't have to use a USB port, even if most are USB powered you can run them off of a phone charger (500ma).
They can be found for as little as $35 depending on output connections, make sure you get the right outputs (analog RCA, analog 3.5mm jack, etc).
Please mark the question as Answered since I think you found the answer yourself. :-)
- I tried a Syba USB audio dongle with the NUC DC3217YE and it has too much line noise to be useful.
- fyi - I have Win8 64bits...and there are no drivers for the Syba
- Has anyone got a USB audio adapter that sounds good?
- Has anyone tried this Xbox HDMI Audio Dongle (for $6)?
- I'd prefer a cable rather than another box adapter like the ViewHD (Here is a review on Youtube but I did not not hear what the guy said ;-)