New computer, and I'm having three days of head ache on this intel graphics 4600 control panel to put my rig to output on HDMI Home Theater.
First I connect the cable. The notebook lowers it's resolution to something like 1200x???. The TV is off. Right click desktop and put it back to the right resolution (1920x1080).
- Now I Switch to duplicate mode, and mark the integrated screen as the primary.
- Then I check the "Videoless audio" option in Intel's control panel for the HomeTheater HTX70 device it easily detected and identified.
Me: Good. Now let's play a low resolution game.
Intel: No. You won't !
Me: But I choose no video output. Only Audio !
Intel: I Don't care for you !
Ok, let's set it to computer screen only.
Result: No audio output on the Home Theater, whether the sample game worked.
Let's put the clone mode back and turn on the TV (not that I want the TV in first place) !
Voila ! Both worked.
Wait... What are these stupid black strip on every side of the screen !?
Ok... let's re-scale to fit fullscreen.
Where is this option on the intel's control panel ?
NO F*** WHERE !
Now you want the Gold information ?
THE GAME WORKED YESTERDAY !
LET ME MAKE CLEAR HOW IT WORKED: AUDIO ON THE HOME THEATER, TV OFF, MONITOR ON, AND NO STRIPS.
Would intel kindly explain How do I set things back to work ?
Better yet: implement a decent control panel, and a decent scaling algorithm.
Because my game should NOT be seeing that there's a TV connected, as the Integrated Screen is selected as primary on the Contr. Pan !
And specially, because there isn't even image output for it to consern about !
None of this crap used to happen on my nVidia computer !