Audio Issue Connecting Unibody MBP to HDTV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frozenbirdseed, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. frozenbirdseed macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I have a 37" Sharp Aquos LCD TV, and I plan on ordering the new Mini-Display Port to HDMI cable (Monoprice.com), and I've realized that this setup will not accompany sound. I do not have a receiver for my TV, I simply use the TV's audio. So therein lies my problem, what type of cable can I connect from my MBP to my HDTV? I am not very cable-savvy, so I came across a forum that says a 'TOSLINK' to mini M/M will work, but I cannot find anywhere anything that tells me whether my TV has a 'TOSLINK' input.
    Rather than that cable, does anyone know what I could use instead? I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could help out. Thanks.
    Here's the TOSLINK I was talking about
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10229&cs_id=1022902&p_id=1556&seq=1&format=2
     
  2. DJ567 macrumors regular

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    it depends very much on the audio in capability of your tv (if there is any, i have a 40" bravia which is very lacking in that department)

    if it has optical in then that cable should be the correct one... if however it uses a 3.5mm line in jack (although usually this is only the case when connecting via vga)... you will need a 3.5mm line in cable (same as headphones but on both ends)
    http://www.logic3.com/_images/products/300/433-1.jpg

    if it has neither of these you are likely to need a 3.5mm to phono cable
    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/images/items/3.5mm-jack-phono-cable-1m-techlink-680021.jpg

    although you should check your the audio inputs your tv has
     

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