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Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1
08-20-2010, 06:11 PM
You did make sure you changed the input on the TVs right? Sorry, have to ask.
Assuming you did, yep cables are always the first thing to check. As for a replacement?
Head to the Specifications tab at that first link and you'll find:
Supports uncompressed 2 channel and 5.1 channel audio such as LPCM.
Supports compressed 5.1 channel audio including DTS and Dolby Digital.
If you're running the HDMI to an A/V receiver that's acting as the switch, that'd be ideal.
However, if you're listening to the audio from the TV, you only have two speakers in the TV anyway. Not a whole lot of point in sending them a 5.1 signal. I'd probably go ahead and save the extra $15 and just get the cheaper one. Then when you're ready to connect the sound to a separate receiver, connect a toslink cable direct to that.
I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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Last edited by bobtomay; 08-20-2010 at 06:51 PM.