Audio out from new iMac's mni DisplayPort

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Apocrathia, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    I know that everyone has figured out that the new macbooks haven't implemented audio over displayport. does anyone know if the new iMacs have? I have a 46" lcd that hangs above my desktop right now (my bed is right behind my desk) and I'd really like to know if I could use a mini-displayport to hdmi adapter and have it work for audio as well. or would I have to run the audio out seperately. I already have my audio monitors hooked my iMac, but I'd like to be able to get sound from my TV as well.
     
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

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    You'll have to use the optical audio out mini-jack
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Mini DisplayPort is not capable of output audio, only the standard DisplayPort is. Like the poster above, the only way to get audio if you're using a mini DisplayPort is to use the headphone jack.
     
  4. Apocrathia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I figured. can't I just use a 1/8" Y-splitter and run audio to both the TV and my audio monitors?
     
  5. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    truly?

    from what i understand mini display port is just as capable of passing audio as display port

    the only problem is that apple software is not enabled to pass audio through any display port, mini or regular sized

    this may be implemented in the future, such as with Snow Leopard, but that's just conjecture
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Completely and utterly wrong.

    Mini DisplayPort carries audio. It is not enabled in OS X.
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    Where do people come up with stuff like this?
     
  8. Compufix macrumors regular

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    sorry to jump in late...just came across this..

    http://kanexlive.com/

    Minidisplay port adaptor with either USB audio or Digital audio to HDMI...should be exactly what you want.

    -Compufix
     
  9. UAofE macrumors member

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    If you don't like it, don't buy it. Simple as that.
     

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