Audio from MBP to HDTV

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MarcusA, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. MarcusA macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to hook up my macbook pro to the television to stream shows from my notebook straight to the tv (trying to circumvent "web-only" shows on Hulu).

    I've found the following cord which I think will take care of my video, but don't know how to take care of the audio.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-6-Feet-Dvi-d-PCM-2296-06/dp/B0007MWE1E/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1204594793&sr=8-1

    Thanks for any help you can provide - I'm new to Macs and not very tech-saavy anyway so I apologize if this is a dumb question.

    Thanks,
    Marc
     
  2. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

    iAppl3Fan

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    Check your system preferences | Sound application. It's probably something you'll have to enable in the output to and select your TV.
     
  3. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    that cable will not connect to your MacBook Pro. not sure who told you it will. you need a Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, and a general duty HDMI cable. then, if your MBP is a 2010+ model, audio will tranmit over the HDMI cable. if your MBP is a pre-2010 model, you will need to make an audio jumper from the headphone port to an external amp.
     
  4. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    OP - if you have a 2010 or newer MBP, this is the cable you want:

    Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Cable

    It's easy to connect to your TV. I use it as "2nd Display" so I can still use my MBP while watching something. If you have problems with getting audio to work, make sure you go to System Preferences > Sound >output > choose the HDTV.
     

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