Hooking my MacBook up to my TV to watch a DVD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by St. Germain, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. St. Germain macrumors 6502

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    I know that I need a mini-DVI to DVI cable from Apple for the video, but what do I need to get the audio to play through my TV?

    Also, is there a trick to getting the TV to act as my monitor and being able to close my MB lid?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    As far as I know, there is no audio on the DVI port (MB or MBP).

    To use it in clamshell mode, it needs to be plugged in to a/c and an external keyboard attached (wired or BT).
     
  3. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

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    In order to have sound your TV will need an audio in and you will probably need something like a 1/8" to RCA audio cable. Otherwise you can plug it into speakers and use your speakers and the TV and just turn the TV volume off.
     
  4. TheJayWay macrumors member

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    you do have the ability to produce high quality sound from your MB. There is a optical audio out built into the headphone plug. You just require a toslink adapter to get the sound out of it and into a format that a optical ready receiver can play
     

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