Macbook Pro is controlling audio of external device!!!??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aoaaron, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. aoaaron macrumors 6502

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    I connected my MBP via HDMI to my TV. When I do this, my MBP's volume button increases the volume but my TV's volume does nothing.

    How can I fix this problem?

    I am playing media using XBMC. Yesterday it worked perfectly. When I put my MBP in via HDMI, I could not longer change the volume using my MBP's F11+F12 buttons, I had to use my remote or the audio control in the program!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    As transferring audio via HDMI is like using a Line-Out, you just send the system audio signal "without" volume, thus the receiver is responsible for volume.
     
  3. aoaaron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this isnt the case though. when i turn up the volume on my TV, nothing happens. when I press F11/F12, thats when the volume change occurs.

    http://cl.ly/0r3s062I072y41261T1p

    if u cant see the screenshot, the available settings are:
    audio output:
    speaker config:
    audio output device:

    when its just my MBP, these settings don't really affect it. on my TV it does a lot though.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I am sorry, I misunderstood your OP.
    But I am not unable to help you with this matter. :(
     

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