HDMI sound

biml123

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Nov 22, 2010
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I have a macbook pro and use a mini dvi to hdmi cable to plug into my tv using hdmi.

i can get the display working fine but i cant get the computer to detect the speakers of the TV through the hdmi cable.

however using someone else's macbook pro, the speakers are detected.

any ideas how i can use the TV speakers through the hdmi cable on my macbook pro? im doing the exact same things on both computers but it just wont work on mine.

the other macbook pro is slightly newer (about a year) but both are updated to the same OS

all help is much appreciated thank you
 

Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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I have a macbook pro and use a mini dvi to hdmi cable to plug into my tv using hdmi.

i can get the display working fine but i cant get the computer to detect the speakers of the TV through the hdmi cable.

however using someone else's macbook pro, the speakers are detected.

any ideas how i can use the TV speakers through the hdmi cable on my macbook pro? im doing the exact same things on both computers but it just wont work on mine.

the other macbook pro is slightly newer (about a year) but both are updated to the same OS

all help is much appreciated thank you
Settings:

System Preferences > sound > change output to HDMI or external.
 

trikky

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Nov 10, 2011
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Settings:

System Preferences > sound > change output to HDMI or external.
+1. I also found that it is best to plug in the adapter/cord first, then turn on the TV. Dependng on where the audio is from, that may have to be done before the application starts.
 

biml123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 22, 2010
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Mid-2010 MBP was the first MBP to output audio over the mini-DP port.
if this is true then i dont think mine will do it, when i go to settings>audio>output i dont get the option to switch to the tv.

is there anyway i can get around this problem using other programs etc?

EDIT:

i am trying to avoid using additional cables
 
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ezramoore

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Mar 20, 2006
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The confusion is that you keep calling it a mini-DVI to HDMI adapter, when it is in fact, a mini Display Port to HDMI adapter.

There is no way around your problem without a very expensive adapter (and still another cable). I would recommend either getting a mini-jack (headphone) to RCA adapter, or if your TV/Receiver support it an optical audio cable.

I recommend http://www.monoprice.com
 

Mal

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Jan 6, 2002
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Most likely, your MacBook Pro is one of the models that does not support audio out of the Mini-DisplayPort jack (you don't have Mini-DVI, as another poster clarified). You'll need to simply run a cable for audio, or get one of the more expensive adaptors that builds in USB audio as well.

jW
 

GermanyChris

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Jul 3, 2011
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ok tyvm guys, sorry for the confusion. i appreciate you all helping :)
You will get sound out of your MDP if its 2010 or newer..and you do what I said...I promise...I watch netflix with my daughter all the time just like your doing..I did on my '10 MBP and do on '11MBP and '10 MB
 
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