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    Connecting Macbook 5.2 to TV
    I am trying to get audio transmitted to my TV from my Macbook. Have succeeded in
    getting video but no Audio. I spoke with an Apple technician and he advised to get
    a headphone to headphone jack and plug this into the DVI Audio in jack on my
    Samsung smart tv - still no audio. I have spent hours researching this and have seen
    several discussions on the subject but unable find an answer. Surely, this can be
    done - can someone advise.

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    Sounds like you talked to a Apple tech that has read my sticky.

    After you plugged the audio cable in, did you open up System Preferences - Sound and select the TV as the output?

    Is the HDMI cable plugged in to a port that is also labeled as DVI on the TV?
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    separate audio cable should work make sure you have inserted tight and connect to TV audio in.
    this might help
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrooge301 View Post
    I am trying to get audio transmitted to my TV from my Macbook. Have succeeded in
    getting video but no Audio. I spoke with an Apple technician and he advised to get
    a headphone to headphone jack and plug this into the DVI Audio in jack on my
    Samsung smart tv - still no audio. I have spent hours researching this and have seen
    several discussions on the subject but unable find an answer. Surely, this can be
    done - can someone advise.
    5,X is 2009..the MDP on 09's do not output sound.
    Mac Pro 4,1 (Flashed to 5,1) W3570 3.2 Quad..48GB RAM..Gainward GTX 570 "Phantom."
    MacBook Pro 5,2..2.8Ghz C2D..8GB RAM..240GB Vertex +

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    I have 2009 mbp. it does gives out sound on tv via both male heads audio cable. I have samsung tv with audio in too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Sounds like you talked to a Apple tech that has read my sticky.

    After you plugged the audio cable in, did you open up System Preferences - Sound and select the TV as the output?

    Is the HDMI cable plugged in to a port that is also labeled as DVI on the TV?
    After I plugged the audio - I did open System Preferences - Sound and this showed
    Headphone as the Output. The headphone jack was plugged into the DVI Audio in Jack as
    I mentioned.
    You previously asked for info on the Mac & Tv
    Mac is 2008MacOSX 3.06
    TV is Samsung UN46ES6100FXZA
    Forgive me for being dense - but I am not a electronic guru - am 82 years and trying to learn

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    Not a problem.

    The Samsung owner's manual has gotten real bad and has no pics for anything any longer so it makes assisting with their TVs a little harder now.

    I believe you may have it all connected correctly.
    Pretty sure you can use any HDMI port for the video.
    But, check and see if there are specific HDMI ports on the TV that are labeled "HDMI/DVI" - if so, you must use one of those.
    Then the DVI audio port should automatically give you the sound with that HDMI port.
    You should be using an audio cable like this one.

    If the sound preferences are indicating the headphone jack as the output, that would be correct also.

    One other thing - the headphone jack does not act like a line output...
    e.g. you must have the volume turned up on your Mac in order to get the sound to the TV.
    I've made this mistake.
    Make sure the sound on the Mac is turned up to about 75-80%.
    I actually use closer to 100% on my '06 Mac.
    And, you may still need to turn the TV volume up higher than you usually do.


    edit:
    I don't think this applies to Samsung - this is primarily a Panasonic option.
    If the above is still not working, while you're watching video from the Mac, head into the Settings for the TV.
    This could be under the HDMI input settings or the Audio settings.
    What you'll be looking for an option to change the audio input from digital to analog.
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    I wish to thank you for your help. I finally got sound. Problem was the HDMI port - was
    not told before to plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI DVI.
    Now happy - as my wife is very happy
    Thanks again for your help

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    Cheers!
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