Mid 2009 Macbook Pro HDMI Audio Question

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  1. go0sebumpz macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid 2009 macbook pro and currently purchased a mini displayport to hdmi. I wanted to watch movies on my hdtv and unfortunately I do not get any audio output from the tv. I tried using my brother's new macbook pro and his works fine with the displayport if i change the settings by going to System pref>sound>output> and selecting the hdmi audio that is shown on the list. How come my 2009 macbook doesn't have the option to select hdmi audio ? What is the best alternative to get output through the tv using the mini display port so that I can watch movies through my laptop to the tv? Does anyone have a Cheap easy solution instead of having to purchase a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI with 5.1 Channel Digital Audio? Thanks for your help
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Support for audio over hdmi wasn't added till later. If you look on the back of your tv you should have a hdmi port that allows audio over phono/3.5mm or optical digital all of which are supported by your MacBook obviously optical being the best!
     
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  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Since the hdmi isn't sending audio through, you have to send it separately.
     
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