mini-toslink out directly to 50" plasma optical in help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kmichael, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. kmichael macrumors newbie

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    after a lot of searching on here i still have a few questions. i bought a 6' toslink cable and the mini adapter to connect to to the headphone out jack on my macbook. i connect that directly to the optical in on my plasma and i can not get any sound when i run itunes/dvd player/etc. i have tried to go in to the system pref and sound section and fiddle with the input and output section but no luck, anyone, please help! i have the video taken care of with a mini-DVI out to HDMI in but what good are the TV shows i downloaded from itunes with no sound?!
     
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure that the optical jack on your plasma is an in and not an out?
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    In the Sound panel, does it say its digital output?

    Have you activated your TV's audio input setting to accept optical input? Is there a reason you need optical instead of analog (i.e., 1/8" mini jack to L/R RCA jacks)?
     
  4. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    I second this. I have sold Home Theater products for a while now, and have yet to see a plasma (or any tv, for that matter) with an optical IN. Many HDTV's have optical OUT, but none have an input.

    So...yeah. I guess it would help if we knew what tv you have, but chances are cyclingplatypus answered your question already.
     

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