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    Macbook through TV
    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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    2.8GHz, 4GB RAM 15" MBP (Late 2008)
    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:
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/oth...c-your-tv.html

    15" MacBook Pro + 16GB iPhone 4 + 16GB iPad 2 3G

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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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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    And what TV do you have - make and model #?
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    Any idea which cable/cables I need?

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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    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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    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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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:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/oth...c-your-tv.html

    Then go to Post # 2 - Item # 3 to learn about mirrored mode and extended desktop mode.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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