Got my mac mini connected to LCD but gettin no sound. ???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gdeusthewhizkid, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a

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    How come I'm not getting thru tv. I have mac mini connected thru dvi to hdmi cable. I thought that's all I needed???? Help ????
     
  2. celica73 macrumors member

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    DVI doesn't carry an audio signal. You need to hook up the audio out to your TV or stereo.

    Scott
     
  3. ibglowin macrumors regular

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    DVI is video only. You will need a separate cable for audio.
     
  4. misterpasta macrumors member

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    Now Connect Audio

    DVI from your Mac Mini does not carry audio signal. (just Video).
    Now connect your Mac Mini audio output to TV audio input.
     
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  7. gdeusthewhizkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh ok thanks guys. That makes a lot of sense. Would I need another audio out cable for apple tv. And what's the importance of apple tv if this setup works so beautiful
     
  8. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    You sir are correct! DVI does not transfer sound.
     
  9. DarthTreydor macrumors 6502

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    Wait. So dvi doesn't carry sound? I'm still a little confused. Could someone please post it five more times?
     
  10. DataThief macrumors member

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    No, If you were using a AppleTV you only need the HDMI cable, HDMI carries both Video and Audio.
     
  11. gdeusthewhizkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    got it working

    bought a cheap male to male y adapter and the sound is working great. ON this tv you just have to make sure that the hdmi port and audio port are the same .


    thanks again guys
     
  12. Guntyy macrumors newbie

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    mac mini no sound on certain media (youtube.com

    i just bought a mac on ebay. overall im happy with the condition and functionality but i cant get any sound from anything on the internet (itunes works fine, apple.com works fine but nothing else). ive looked EVERYWHERE. the only thing i found was an article on the apple websitewhich doesnt provide a solution
     

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