How to watch DVD's on Samsung LCD TV from MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by emosamurai, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. emosamurai macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    Alright guys, first time here and I need your help! My wife and I have never had a TV and have always watched DVD's on our not-even-one-year-old MacBook Pro and after moving into a house, yada yada yada, we finally purchased a Samsung LN46C630 LCD TV.

    Now, we aren't ready to buy a Blu-Ray player yet so we want to continue to watch DVD's on our MBP and hook it up to the TV and watch it from there.

    The guy at Best Buy recommended that we get a Mini-DVI to HDMI cable from Apple Store and a 3.5mm to RCA cable in order for it to work. [​IMG]

    This is what the back of my TV looks like. [​IMG]

    I have the Mini-DVI to HDMI cable plugged in HDMI IN, DVI 1, because that's what my manual says to do. I have the 3.5mm to RCA cable plugged into the headphone jack of my MBP and the red and white cables are plugged into COMPONENT IN, Audio R & L, in the 1 section. I have tried them in the 2 section right above. I have even tried them on the side of the TV, to the left, where it says AV IN, L-AUDIO-R...BUT I GET NO SOUND!!

    Here's what I experimented with: I plugged the red/white cord into the PC/DVI AUDIO IN slot, and although it doesn't quite fit, I get sound, really bad muffled and scratchy sound, but sound nonetheless.

    WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN? Please help a new TV owner!
  2. runebinder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    Nottingham, UK
    What MBP do you have? If it's a 2010 model the Mini Display outputs audio as well as video, just need to get a compatible Mini Display port to HDMI adapter.

    If it's a 2009 model (has the SD card slot from your pic so can't be any earlier than that), does your TV have an optical in port? If so get a Mini Toslink to Toslink optical cable, you'll get a far better audio signal compared to RCA.

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