Hooking my MBP up to my 50'' Panasonic TV

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  1. Danoldo

    Danoldo Lollercaust

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    So I bought a DVI cable and have a DVI->HDMI adapter on it. Hooked it up to my tv.

    I also bought an 1/8th inch headphone jack ---> RCA cable for sound.

    Only problem is, I still dont get sound through the TV. Will the TV recognize the sound via RCA when the HDMI is connected?
     
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    Aznpho Not Currently in Use

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    this happened to me. I had to make sure the settings on the TV were correct. It was trying to take sound from the HDMI source so it ignored the rca inputs. There was an option on the Source Menu to switch to DVI so I did that and it worked.
     
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    On a normal HDMI - HDMI, sound will carry over. However, IIRC, DVI is video only, so your MBP is exporting only video through the HDMI. The headphone jack only has two channels of stereo so it would be impossible to get surround sound.

    I run the same set up with my MBP on the same TV and then run the headphone sound via RCA through the stereo receiver.
     
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    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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    The jack actually doubles as an optical output so if you are hooking it up to your receiver you can use a toslink cable with a minitoslink adapter to get surround sound.
     
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  5. post a picture of what that look like
     
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    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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  7. no^ i mean what it would look like to have your computer on a big screen...
     
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    I would also like to see this.
     
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  10. BlueJeans

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    pimp wall too :)
     

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