Getting sound on my TV from the MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by audunk, May 31, 2012.

  1. audunk macrumors newbie

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    I have the 2011 MBA, and I am wondering if its possible to get the audio though the thunderport, or do I need a separate audio cable from the heaphones connection?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    I would think Mini Display port to HDMI should allow you to do that, but I am not 100% certain. Otherwise a cheap RCA cable will work out of the headphone port
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    A mini display to HDMI adaptor does indeed work for both picture and sound(some of them). I use this one with my 2011 MBA:

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H7129ZM/A/mini-displayport-to-hdmi-adapter?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng

    Despite what the one review says, it works perfectly so I suspect that is a user problem.
     
  4. sarah11918 macrumors member

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    Yup, we do this all the time. It confused me at first that I couldn't use my volume buttons, then I realized I had to use the tv remote to change the volume when it was connected via HDMI.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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  6. audunk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So how do you get the sound to the tv? Its only on the computer, no matter if its an extension or mirrored picture.... I cant find any place where I can change that....
     
  7. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I told you -
    See:
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    The above HDMI option only shows up when an HDMI cable is connected to a tv and it is recognized.
     
  8. audunk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, is it a way to get it up later? It wont show up when I connect my mac to a tv. However I found an option to choose the HDMI output with VLC, but when I watch videos on youtube, I have to use the speakers in the mac.

    Edit: I found it now, under sound in system preferences! Wohoo!! :D
     

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