MacBook Pro - DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MatthewEqual, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. MatthewEqual macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2007
    Here is what I have:

    17" MacBook Pro.

    Daytek Plasma TV with DVI input.

    What I want to do:

    I want to watch movies (using front row) on the television, streaming from the macbook pro through the DVI cable.

    What is the problem?

    There is no sound. Sound runs through the macbook, not the TV. This is the same for DVD or Music playback through Front Row (or even when playing quicktime or VLC player)

    What I've tried:

    Just about everything - but not the thing that makes it work:

    Mirroring displays.
    Closing the MBP during playback.
    Not mirroring displays.
    Updating all software.
    Downloading all the responsible codecs.
    Checked the cable. No problems.
    Checked the HDMI input on the TV. Works fine during input from my PVR.

    As far as I can tell there are no settings in Mac OS X to manually configure the set-up for either Front Row (this would be great if someone knew how to do this) or a setup system for Sound similar to the DISPLAYS preferences tab. Nor are there any similar settings on the Television.

    I just can't think what it is that I am missing - and no amount of google or forum searching has provided the answer. (which might be as simple as 'it just wont work that way' - you can't do it)...

    Appreciate any tips or troubleshooting help!

  2. 12ibookg4 macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2003
    hdmi carries sound as well as video, dvi only carries video.

    you need to connect your computer to your tv or receiver through your computer's headphone jack
  3. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    audio doesn't go through the DVI port...
    you can get optical out of your MBP though.
  4. babyshape macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    If yours is a 2010 version of Macbook Pro, audio does go through the Mini DisPlay port.
    Try System Preference - > Sound - > Output - > HDMI (instead of Internal Output)
    I hope it helps
  5. demonguard macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2007
    yes but dvi still doesn't carry it

    if he is using any kind of dvi connection there will be no sound
  6. eng42ine macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2010
    Running into a burning building...
    Holy n00b bumping a 3 y/o thread!!!:eek::eek::eek:
    And then someone actually answering it like it was still a pertinent question.... >_>

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