Can someone explain in simple steps how I get sound when I hook up a laptop to my Samsung Smart TV to stream tv shows? Yes, I have an HDMI cable attached AND an audio cable. It worked fine on my Dell Inspirion 1525 but I'm trying my son's laptop since it's newer than my Dell hoping the loading will be quicker and the picture not so choppy with pauses or audio repeating! His laptop is Asus F81S and about 3 years old. I went to the Control Panel - Sound to see if I could find anything, but don't see the TV coming up to make that the default. I hear the sound faintly and seems to be coming from the TV, but can't make the volume louder - even with the tv control. When I tried finding the answer to my problem and read some posts it was like reading a foreign language with all those abbreviations! Yikes. I appreciate the help, thanks.