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    MacBook to LG TV
    Hi all:

    I am trying to watch movies on my MacBook on my HDTV. I get video, but no audio.

    I have the appropriate mini DVI to HDMI video adapter and I get beautiful video on my relatively new LG 40" HDTV. I also have the 3.5 mm to RCA cable from the headphone jack to the red/white AV IN on the HDTV directly adjacent to the HDMI on the HDTV. No sound.


    There is nothing in the LG user guide that talks about connecting a computer to the tv. Also, there is nothing on the audio menu on the tv that I can change to make any difference, nor is there anything that I can see in System Preferences > Sound that I can change to make a difference. I THINK I have tried everything. I even tried the other three HDMI ports.

    Is this a OS issue? I am running OS X Lion 10.7.5

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Steve G

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    MacBook model?

    need the TV model #


    And could be awhile - fixin to go see The Hobbit
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    No problem. Any help, whenever I can get it, would be great.

    MacBook is early 2008 model with Processor = 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, running Lion 10.7.5.

    LG tv model is 42LH40-UA

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks so much!

    Steve G

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    See page 27 of the owner's manual - DVI to HDMI connection - available here.

    You must use those connections.
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    Ok, thanks. I will try a DVI connection. Have a good holiday. If it doesn't work, I will be back S

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    You will use the same video cable you already have.

    The audio port on the TV is the same as the port on your Mac - stereo 3.5mm ( aka mini-plug) on both ends.
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