Connecting my MacBook to 52" Sony Bravia KDL-52V5500

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  1. ithealgorithm macrumors newbie

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    Hi, guys. I'm not very technical whatsoever so when I googled this I got completely drowned in all of the technical jargon! So, if anybody could explain to me exactly what wires, etc., that I need to connect my MacBook to my 52" Sony Bravia KDL-52V5500 I would be very, very thankful! Also, I've read that a lot of the time when people eventually connect their laptops to their TV's the sound from the laptop doesn't come out of their TV speaks (I use the built-in speakers on the TV, nothing external) – so if anyone could also tell me how to get audio as well as picture on the TV that would be fantastic! Thank you.
     
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  3. ithealgorithm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    psxguru, the machine model of my MacBook is 1,1.
     
  4. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    You need a mini-dvi to hdmi adapter (and a regular hdmi lead) for the video signal. Sound will be trickier if you are not using an AV amp as chances are your tv won't let you choose a different sound source with a hdmi input selected. Search the forum as there are a few threads on this.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    it is likely that ONE of the HDMI ports will allow audio input from ONE of the RCA leads, its worth spending $5 on a 3.5mm->RCA lead and then attempting trial and error on each combination of HDMI/RCA ports :)
     
  6. ithealgorithm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much for the replies! Just to clarify, I'm sorry: I need to get a mini-DVI to HDMI adapter (w/regular HDMI lead) for the video signal and a 3.5mm->RCA lead to also connect to the DVI to HDMI adapter for audio?
     
  7. eman macrumors 6502a

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    The mini DVI output on the macbook only carries video (no sound) and you will need to use a 3.5mm stereo lead to bring sound from your macbook headset jack to TV.
     
  8. ithealgorithm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mini DVI to HDMI worked perfectly. I got a 3.5 jack to 3.5 jack and connected it first to the TV's headset jack and no sound and then the PC/HDMI 1 AUDIO IN jack and still no sound – any ideas why I'm getting no sound?
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    great that the video is working :)

    unfortunately, the audio doesnt work that way - you must plug the audio into a RCA port, as the headphone (3.5mm) port is only for sending audio OUT.
     

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