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Using HDTV as monitor for Macbook Pro
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KAKISH
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Apr 6, 2009, 06:53 PM
 
I bought a DVI-D to HDMI cable and everything works fine visually.

I am not getting any sound, I need to know what cables I need to get the sound to come out of my T.V instead of my laptop.

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Apr 6, 2009, 07:16 PM
 
Depends on the TV model, but probably 3.5mm to RCA.
     
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Apr 6, 2009, 07:27 PM
 
Mini Jack to RCA

Mini jack goes in your headphone out and RCA goes into your TV/Audio Reciever

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Apr 6, 2009, 08:56 PM
 
If Apple were smart, they'd include an audio jack with the DVI-D to HDMI adapter. HDMI handles audio as well as video, and most HDMI destinations expect to get their audio that way.

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Apr 8, 2009, 11:48 AM
 
I don't have any problems on my TV connecting via DVI to HDMI cable and the sounds is there.
     
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Apr 8, 2009, 12:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by maxx9photo View Post
I don't have any problems on my TV connecting via DVI to HDMI cable and the sounds is there.
Which machine? As far as I know, the DVI interface doesn't support audio out.

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Apr 8, 2009, 04:39 PM
 
Yeah, you need an Audio cable from your earphone jack to an input on you recciever.
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Apr 8, 2009, 08:38 PM
 
Oops, sorry I didn't mention that I have my MBP connected to my external speaker.
     
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Apr 9, 2009, 10:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
If Apple were smart, they'd include an audio jack with the DVI-D to HDMI adapter. HDMI handles audio as well as video, and most HDMI destinations expect to get their audio that way.
What HDMI-compatible audio output do you suggest is standard on most DVI equipped Macs?
     
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Apr 9, 2009, 10:41 PM
 
I didn't realize there was one.
     
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Apr 9, 2009, 11:40 PM
 
I use external speakers, much better sound
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Apr 10, 2009, 12:33 AM
 
I would think.
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