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You have a mini-DVI video port - it does not carry the audio.

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The Easy Way - Your TV has a VGA port (aka RGB, minisub 15, mini 15, DB15, HD-15, etc.)

You're going to need:
1 - a mini-DVI to VGA adapter - link
2 - a VGA cable
3 - a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug to RCA plug audio cable - link

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The Hard Way - you want to use HDMI or your TV does not have a VGA port.

First - you will need to find out if there is a way to get audio on your TV using a HDMI port. The TV must support using a separate audio port in conjunction with at least one of it's HDMI ports. Most TVs that do, only one (1) of it's HDMI ports will work this way. Many TVs do not have this capability - including many of the brand new cheapo brands of TVs.

Easiest - look at the back of your TV - do you see a port labeled as "HDMI/DVI" and another port labeled as "DVI audio"? You can go on down to the cables you need below.

Not as easy - open up your TVs Owner's Manual - don't have it, then you need to figure out specifically what model TV you have, head to the manufacturer's web site and download a copy of it. Once you have the owner's manual, you're going to be looking through the Connections section. If your TV supports audio with HDMI, it will have a diagram showing a DVI to HDMI connection and an audio connection for DVI.

"If" your TV does have a HDMI port that can use a separate audio input, you will need:

For video -
1 - mini-DVI to HDMI adapter - link
2 - a "high speed" HDMI cable

For audio - you need to figure out what type of audio port the DVI audio input is on your TV. Take a look at the first 2 items of post # 4 here.

Option A - If your TV has the red & white RCA plugs, you need a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug to RCA plug cable - link
Option B - If your TV has a 3.5 mm plug, you need a stereo 3.5mm mini-plug cable - link

"If" your TV does not have a HDMI port that can use a separate audio input, you will need:

Your only option is a bad option - it is never good to use multiple adapters & cables, but you have no other option with the combination of your TV and your older computer. When you have a problem - troubleshooting becomes next to impossible because of the multiple number of cables in the chain.

1 - mini-DVI to DVI adapter - link
2 - 3.5mm stereo mini-plug to RCA cable - link
3 - DVI & RCA audio to HDMI adapter - you'll need another electrical outlet for this one - link
4 - a high speed HDMI cable

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Last edited by bobtomay; 06-17-2014 at 05:18 AM.
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