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    sound through mini DVI

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    sound through mini DVI
    I have my macbook pro hooked up to my TV through the mini dvi>dvi>hdmi converters, but I can't get the macbook to pick up the hdmi cable as an audio output. I know it's possible on windows, so I figured it was possible on a mac as well. Does anyone know how to do this?

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    sound through mini DVI
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    MBPs will not pass audio through mini-dvi. Only the 2010 model MBPs can pass audio out to hdmi, but it requires a mini displayport to hdmi conversion.
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    sound through mini DVI

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    Quote Originally Posted by asherdasher114 View Post
    I have my macbook pro hooked up to my TV through the mini dvi>dvi>hdmi converters, but I can't get the macbook to pick up the hdmi cable as an audio output. I know it's possible on windows, so I figured it was possible on a mac as well. Does anyone know how to do this?
    Get the mini display to hdmi converter if you have a late 2010 Macbook pro. I have a thread about this.
    here:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/oth...ml#post1104238

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    sound through mini DVI
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    Sorry, but everyone needs to get their facts straight.

    The op in this thread has stated his Mac has mini-DVI.

    Suggesting or referring the op to use an adapter that will not even plug into the port on his Mac does no one any good and only confuses others that find this thread looking for mini-DVI connections that have no knowledge about all the varied video adapters / cables that are in use now.

    On to the original question, sorry, but you also are mistaken. Brairden has it correct.

    While it is true that HDMI can carry both audio and video, it has to be connected to a port that also carries both audio and video. DVI and/or mini-DVI is a video only specification and has never had the ability to carry audio whether on a Mac, a Windows machine, a Linux rig or anything else you can name.

    If you need specific recommendations for adapters and cabling, you will need to provide the info requested in the first post here.

    (edit: it's not meant to be as gruff as it sounds upon re-reading. There is just a lot of mis-information and half information related to this topic all across the web.)
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