tv sound

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  1. judasdeth macrumors newbie

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    I have a vizio hdtv and i have hooked up the video with a hdmi cable adapted to the mini display port and that is working fine but i can not send sound through it or idk how to. So i bought a optical toslink to mini toslink cable to send audio form the laptop to the tv but the audio still doesn't work. The laptop says that it automatically recognizes it as a digital output. Yea i really dont know how to fix this can anyone help me out?
     
  2. cokeb macrumors newbie

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    Your TV probably only have analog stereo input, the toslink is almost certainly for digital OUT.
     
  3. judasdeth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If the tv only accepts analog inputs then why would they put a digital input like toslink on it?
     
  4. cokeb macrumors newbie

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    If your TV has a built in DVB-T or DVB-C reveiver that toslink connector is almost certainly a digital OUTPUT for sending surround sound to a home theater receiver or similar.

    Most TVs only have crappy stereo speakers anyway, so a digital sound input would be almost useless.
     
  5. judasdeth thread starter macrumors newbie

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