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Ok this is really annoying me at the moment , about to throw something through a window.
So far my macbook pro early 2009 model is connected to my sony bravia kdl-ex32600 with a hdmi cable, by doing this i get a good picture but no sound.
So I then connected a cable with a 3.5 mm headphone plug to the mac and at the tv end a red and white av connector.... I dont know the name for the cable but I'm sure you know what I mean.
Anyway still no sound, dont know where to look next. I tried all the red and white connections on the back and side of the tv but still no sound.
Yes I have searched but no definate answers.
Anyone have any suggestions.
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That particular HDMI input probably expects audio to be piped through it, which your MacBook doesn't support. Typically the audio and video ports are grouped together to indicate which ones support separate audio. I can't seem to find that model online to dig deeper. Look at the back of the TV, can you give us a rundown of the ports along the back?

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Either look in your owner's manual, or Sony is usually pretty good about labeling one of the ports as HDMI/DVI. You must use only that HDMI port in order to get audio separate from the HDMI cable.

There will also be one audio port labeled DVI.

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my tv has one set of audio jacks that can be used by anyone of the 3 hdmi ports but i had to set it up in the tv menu

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my tv has one set of audio jacks that can be used by anyone of the 3 hdmi ports but i had to set it up in the tv menu
That would be typical Panasonic (and a couple of others) where you go into the menu and change the audio input on whichever HDMI port you're using to analog from digital.

Practically every TV manufacturer uses something a little different and the owner's manual comes in very handy to figure out what you need to do for your specific model.

For anyone looking to connect a HDMI cable and a separate audio cable to their TV, you'll be looking for the section most all of them refer to as DVI connections.

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