Digital audio drivers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pmauro55, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. pmauro55 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Mac pro (2009) and recently I attempted to use the digital audio output with my tv (I play movies from my mac pro) and got an error telling me there are no drivers, where can I get them?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    What's the TV model? Was it standard optical digital output or something like HDMI? Does the issue persist after restarting?
     
  3. pmauro55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a Sharp aquos 65" with standard optical plug not hdmi my mac pro doesn't have hdmi
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I've tried having a look on Sharp's website without much luck. Literally no drivers listed for it, they don't even have TVs listed in the product category. Honestly for something like digital audio I wouldn't have thought it'd need a driver, especially on OS X.

    Could you screenshot the exact message that you get please?
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with the Mac's digital audio. The Aquos has a digital audio "OUT" only.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Wait, I'm confused. So you're trying to play sounds from your Mac Pro to come out of the Aquos? But if the Aquos has got audio-out only and no audio-in, I assume that wouldn't work.

    Sorry if I'm misunderstanding here.

    You mentioned you don't have HDMI. Have you tried a MiniDisplay>HDMI converter and plugging it in that way? That should work.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I think your misunderstanding is that I'm not the OP.
     
  8. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    :oops:

    Well at any rate, if you're right and it only has a digital-out, I guess that's the OP's problem :D
     

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