mDP/DP/HDMI on desktops usually support audio, too.Surely you can just go mini-displayport to HDMI, optical back to HDMI.
But just answering my own question, with a question, I know the mini display ports on the laptops offer digital audio alongside the digital video, but do graphic cards on Mac Pro's offer this?? Hmmm!! Alternatively surely there is a box that combines the DVI signal with either optical or analogue to give you HDMI output!!???
Do what BigJohno says. It's simple (could be simpler though - Thanks Apple) and it works. HDMI supports audio but DVI doesnt so thats why you need the audio cable too. Its a standard audio cable with basic headphone jacks on each end.Just go DVI to HDMI and run an audio cable along side of it.
Should have no problem running quicktime fullscreen on the TV and continuing to work on your monitor so long as your dont have the displays mirrored. I can't say for sure that the same is true for DVD player but I imagine it is. You could maximize the window without going fullscreen and continue to use the other display for sure though.I wasn't 100% clear on what I need.
I want to be able to use my mac while I pipe out Dora the Explorer to the TV.