MacBook Pro to tv audio problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ssiws, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. ssiws macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a MacBook Pro 5 os version 10.6.8 with s/pdif optical digital audio output. I am trying to use a Moshi mini displayport to HDMI adapter v1.3 compliant supporting Full HD display at 1080p and it supports multi-channel surround audio passthrough. I bought a 22AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI Cable - Black from Monoprice. I get the video but no sound. On my Mac under preferences, the sound output only gives the option for internal speakers. How do I get the sound to work??

    Thanking You in advance,
    JM
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If you mean you have a "MacBook Pro 5,x" according to the Model Identifier, it means you have a 2008/2009 MacBook Pro, even if bought in 2010.
    Only the 2010/2011 MBPs support audio via Mini DisplayPort.
    You may need another adapter or an extra audio cable.

     
  3. ssiws thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks simsaladimbamba

    I guess i need to find an adapter to hook into the headphone jack and my tv or receiver

    Thanks Again,
    JM
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Look at the links I provided, especially the first and third one.
     
  5. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    yeh you need an mini to RCA cable to get sound, that what I use in conjunction with the mini to hdmi cable.
     
  6. cablematters macrumors newbie

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    There is actually another way for you to get both audio and video from your mac to TV.

    You can use the adapter called "USB to HDMI" adapter.
    This is a new technology which will allow you to transfer both audio and video through the USB port.

    Just google "USB to HDMI adapter" and you won't miss it.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yup they are sometimes called 3.5mm to RCA

    but not all TVs are equipmed to have HDMI as the souce for video and than RCA for the audio you will have too look in your TV manual
     

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