Audio Issue Connecting Unibody MBP to HDTV

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

  1. frozenbirdseed macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    Hey everyone, I have a 37" Sharp Aquos LCD TV, and I plan on ordering the new Mini-Display Port to HDMI cable (, 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
  2. DJ567 macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2006
    London, UK
    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)

    if it has neither of these you are likely to need a 3.5mm to phono cable

    although you should check your the audio inputs your tv has

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