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Troubleshooting White Noise Issues on TV Connected to PC for Netflix Streaming

Jan 23, 2024

While streaming Netflix on your PC connected to your TV, you might encounter an undesirable white noise issue. This can be a frustrating experience, but don't worry- we're here to help! In this article, we'll guide you through various troubleshooting steps to identify the root cause of the problem and fix it accordingly.

  1. Check audio settings: Ensure that your PC's audio settings are correctly configured for your TV speakers. Open Sound settings on your PC, find the appropriate output device (your TV), and set it as the default device.

  2. Adjust volume levels: Try lowering the volume on your TV and increasing it on your PC, or vice versa. Sometimes, mismatched volume levels can cause distortion or white noise.

  3. Update sound drivers: Outdated or corrupt sound drivers may be causing the issue. To update your sound drivers, visit your PC manufacturer's website, locate the latest sound drivers for your specific model, and install them.

  4. Try different cables: Faulty or low-quality HDMI cables can introduce noise in audio signals. If possible, try using a different HDMI cable or other video and audio cables to connect your PC to your TV.

  5. Test other devices: Connect a different device, such as a gaming console or Blu-Ray player, to your TV to see if the white noise issue persists. If the issue is present with other devices, it could be a problem with your TV speakers that might require professional repair.

  6. Disable audio enhancements: Some PCs come with audio enhancement features that can sometimes interfere with the audio quality. To disable them, go to Control Panel > Sound > Playback tab > select your TV as output device > click Properties > Enhancements tab > check the box for 'Disable all enhancements' > click OK.

  7. Contact Netflix customer support: If you've tried everything else and nothing seems to fix the white noise issue, it's time to get in touch with Netflix customer support. They can help you identify whether this issue is specific to their service and guide you through any potential solutions.

By following these steps, you should be able to identify and resolve the white noise issue when streaming Netflix from your PC to your TV. Happy streaming!

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