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Hi there,

I'm looking for a cable so that I can output both the sound and video through my HD TV.

So far the ones I have found only do video and not sound output. Is there a cable that does both?

If you could link me to the sort of thing I need whether it is one or two accessories that I need that would be much appreciated!

Many thanks in advance.
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What type of Macbook is it (air/pro/regular), and what year is it from? The answer will vary based on the model you have.

This thread might be useful as well:
Connecting your Mac to your TV


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I've got:

Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 13" (White) Specs



The MacBook "Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo" series shares the same easy to upgrade case design as previous MacBook systems, and connectivity likewise includes AirPort Extreme (although the "Mid-2007" models support 802.11n -- as well as 802.11g -- without a firmware update), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a FireWire "400" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and video out capabilities (mini-DVI) that supports an external display.
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And what TV do you have - make and model #?

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Samsung S86 32 inch LE32S86BD HD Ready Freeview Widescreen LCD TV
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Any idea which cable/cables I need?
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You need a mini-DVI to HDMI adapter and a high speed HDMI cable.

Those Amazon Basic cables are a good price and a decent cable.

For audio you need a 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug to RCA cable.

You must use HDMI 2 on the TV.



You can find that picture in your owner's manual on page 5.
It can be downloaded from here.

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bobtomay, I just received my mini-DVI to HDMI adapter and 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug to RCA cable and I have set it up using the connections you provided.

The problem that I have now is that for some reason the TV is only displaying the screen saver on my macbook. I didn't buy a high speed HDMI cable as I thought the 30 quid belkin HDMI would be okay. Is it doing this because the HDMI cable I have isn't high speed?

Thanks for your help
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Head to the sticky:

Connecting your Mac to your TV

Then go to Post # 2 - Item # 3 to learn about mirrored mode and extended desktop mode.

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