Originally Posted by herman82
No the monitor dose not have build in speakers - I have separate speakers connected to the monitor.
But still, even if the monitor is connected to my computer, should I not be able to see the HDMI device in Control panel > Sounds > Playback devices?
If you have time, I would appreciate if you could look and see if you can see anything on your computer!
It would have helped to know that from the beginning.
But, no. My system just has "Speakers" and "SPDIF" listed as output devices. SPDIF is the digital audio output, so you'll want to use that if you have it, because the SPDIF output of your sound card generally passes through the HDMI out on your video card if you have it.
In a desktop you'd have to connect your sound card and your video card internally to pass digital audio through HDMI, but it should already be done in a laptop.