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So my netflix playback was choppy while playing da2 and i right clicked to access the silverlight menu. When I looked under the webcam/mic tab i noticed the sound meter fluctuating. Tapping the mic does the same thing. Problem is, my mic is muted. ***?
    
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Interesting. I believe that it still receives the sound so that you can check it is functioning, but by it being muted it does not transmit any sound. This would be my best guess.

Unless you're saying you muted your microphone through a in line switch on the actual microphone, in which case that does seem a little strange. I know my turtle beach pair has an in line switch for that but it does not function on the PC like it did on the XBox, hopefully this sorts out some of your suspicions.
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muted through headset. using a g930
    
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That is rather interesting. If the mic is hardware muted then there should be no sound picked up by it as far as I know. No other sources of audio input are connected, such as web cams or another microphone somehow? I know this seems like one of those " is your computer on?" questions you'd get from tech support, but sometimes we all gloss over some things.

If not that is rather strange that the mic isn't actually muted. Again though I'd have to assume that although the Silverlight plugin is listening, it isn't transmitting any data; it simply serves as a way to check that your microphone is functioning. Good luck getting this figured out, it's a rather interesting find.
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