I have Windows 7 Home Premium.
Model # of laptop: Samsung NP500P4C-S01US
No I have not tested the laptop without the HDMI switcher because of 2 reasons:
1) If I connect my laptop to my receiver via HDMI, my receiver cannot extract the digital audio stream in the HDMI signal and just pass it through to the HDMI output which would go to my LCD TV.
2) As far as I know and confirmed with a Samsung customer service representative over chat, this laptop does not have any other way of outputting digital audio (coax or optical out)
It is the main reason I got the HDMI switcher that supports digital audio out because this switcher can extract the digital audio out of the input HDMI cable and output it via coax or optical to my receiver. I have tested the switcher with my DVD player and my DirectV box and it works perfectly with an HDMI input with the digital audio going to my reciever and the digital video going straight to my LCD TV.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The same here with Acer i5 Laptop.
The intel video card is not able to render 7.1 via HDMI port and no way to force the Nvidia card.
I tried with DENON 4810 or directly to my OPO BDP105.
It works with Asus netbook ( but no HD video avalable ) or with my old laptop (core Duo ).
New model seems to introduce regression.
Hopeffully my dealer get back the Laptop and now I'm looking for a Laptop with Nvida Cardselctable.
Any Idea ?
@Fred_Intel: I understand that HDMI can support 5.1 as is evidenced by both my DirecTV box as well as my DVD player connected to the same switch and ultimately the same receiver via HDMI cables and they are working flawlessly. As soon as I send the HDMI cable from the laptop to the switch, the receiver does not seem to be getting a 5.1 audio stream, but rather a stereo stream that I have to simulate surround sound. The configuration of the HDMI switch and reciever are exactly the same for the DirecTV and DVD player, so unfortunately, I don't believe that is the issue.
Any other ideas?
Guys, I have the same problem: I have the NUC DC3217IYE.
I select one of the 5.1 Surround options and play the Test sounds. I hear audio in the front left and front right speakers only and nothing when the center channel, subwoofer, and both rear speaker test sounds play. An even more interesting fact is that when I try to "Test" the device from the Playback device list, I hear the same two speakers, but when the other speakers are supposed to be playing sounds, the audio level indicators actually jumps up but of course no sounds is being played.
I noticed the same behavior on my Laptop - also with Intel HD 4000 graphics - it seems a real driver error? I have the latest Inter driver bundle for NUC from November 2013 and all Windows 7 64 Bit Updates - no change. The problem exists always when you I try play sounds with 24Bit. With 16 Bit it works.
When will it be fixed?