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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help
    Here is what I have:

    17" MacBook Pro.

    Daytek Plasma TV with DVI input.

    What I want to do:

    I want to watch movies (using front row) on the television, streaming from the macbook pro through the DVI cable.

    What is the problem?

    There is no sound. Sound runs through the macbook, not the TV. This is the same for DVD or Music playback through Front Row (or even when playing quicktime or VLC player)

    What I've tried:

    Just about everything - but not the thing that makes it work:

    Mirroring displays.
    Closing the MBP during playback.
    Not mirroring displays.
    Updating all software.
    Downloading all the responsible codecs.
    Checked the cable. No problems.
    Checked the HDMI input on the TV. Works fine during input from my PVR.

    As far as I can tell there are no settings in Mac OS X to manually configure the set-up for either Front Row (this would be great if someone knew how to do this) or a setup system for Sound similar to the DISPLAYS preferences tab. Nor are there any similar settings on the Television.

    I just can't think what it is that I am missing - and no amount of google or forum searching has provided the answer. (which might be as simple as 'it just wont work that way' - you can't do it)...

    Appreciate any tips or troubleshooting help!

    ME

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    Well, sorry to say this but the problem is very simple...DVI ports do not tranfer sound. So what i do is i purchased a cable that has a head phone jack at one side and then left/right AUX audio on the other. then just plug that into the tv on the same video as the dvi and it will work.


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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help
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    DVI no sounds, if you wantg it all in one get HDMI.

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    DVI = Digital Video Interface
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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41 View Post
    DVI = Digital Video Interface
    dammit, you took the words right out of my mouth..err...off my keyboard.

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermore View Post
    Well, sorry to say this but the problem is very simple...DVI ports do not tranfer sound. So what i do is i purchased a cable that has a head phone jack at one side and then left/right AUX audio on the other. then just plug that into the tv on the same video as the dvi and it will work.
    I do this, but I get a little interference (static noise). If you use the hdmi it'll work a lot better.

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    MacGuy18

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuy18 View Post
    I do this, but I get a little interference (static noise). If you use the hdmi it'll work a lot better.
    How would that work? Mac Book Pros don't have an HDMI out...

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    Use your optical output. If your tv has no optical input. You'll meed a 1/8inch to rca cable. The cable that comes with most sony cams. What inputs do you have on your tv.

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    How would that work? Mac Book Pros don't have an HDMI out...
    clicky

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    DVI out to DVI TV - No Sound with Front Row - Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuy18 View Post
    Link didn't work.

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