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

    May 19, 2006
    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


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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

    Sep 29, 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    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

    Apr 18, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    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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