Connecting MBP to TV

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  1. iGotMac macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I would like to connect my MBP to my tube TV to watch some DVDs. My understanding is that I would need a DVI to Video Adapter ($19 Apple one), but I would also need some sort of adapter for audio, correct?

    What audio connector do I need, and where would I plug it in?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You can plug the audio into the headphone socket, that can also do digital out.
     
  3. bplein macrumors 6502

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    The answer to your question about the audio depends on the inputs to the TV.

    If you only have stereo RCA jacks, then you will need a cable that adapts from the headphone-out MBP port to the RCA jacks.

    If your TV has optical input, then you can use the same port on the MBP, using a optical link. You get the right one to adapt from the TV (typically TOS-LINK) to the MBP. The cool thing is that the MBP port handles both eletrical signals for stereo as well as optical for up to 5.1 audio.
     
  4. FourtyEightFan macrumors newbie

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    Sweet! I was thinking the other day it was lame that my MBP didn't have a digital out for audio - now I'm enlighten. :D Off to Radio Shack for another Toslink cable and mini-adapter....

    ~J.
     
  5. asmallchild macrumors regular

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    I thought if you use a DVi to HDMI cable, you can utilize the TV's speakers that way.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The MBP DVI port does not support audio. Yes some of the new ATi and Nvidia cards support it, but the MBP does not.
     
  7. iGotMac thread starter macrumors member

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