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Is My Mac Connected to My TV Correctly?

by phileast / August 1, 2010 1:20 PM PDT

I have a Samsung LN32A550P3FXZA that I'm trying to connect to my 2009 MacBook Pro 15". I have the DVI-HDMI cable and the Red/White RCA cable for audio. I can get video from the Mac to the TV, but I can't get audio. I have the HDMI cable in the HDMI3 port on the TV (on the side, not the back). I have the red and white cables in the ports just below that HDMI port and I still can't get any sound. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Is My Mac Connected to My TV Correctly?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 3, 2010 11:11 AM PDT

phileast,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having this issue. I'll see if I can assist.

First, make sure that you're using the HDMI-2 input, as it's marked HDMI/DVI and is for this purpose.

Then, on Page 17 of the manual, it explains how to Edit the Input Source Name. You'll want to change the name of your input from "----" to "PC".

To do that (in case you don't have the manual nearby):

Press MENU > INPUT > EDIT NAME (and then choose PC and ENTER). The PC should be in the resolution of 1920x1080 @60hz.

Editing the name of the input will enable the audio inputs for the HDMI-2 port.

Does that work?

--HDTech

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Connecting Macbook Pro to Samsung HDMI
by phileast / August 5, 2010 6:52 AM PDT

I think there's a misunderstanding here. How does just changing the name of the input solve anything?

I just came back from an Apple store, and the guy there told me that unless I can choose an audio output on the Samsung, along with the HDMI, I won't be able to get any sound. I just find that hard to believe.

Can someone please list the exact steps and equipment (cables, adapters, inputs, ports, etc.) for hooking up the MBP with the TV? I would so appreciate it!

Many thanks in advance:-)

pamela

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Solution Found
by phileast / August 5, 2010 7:50 AM PDT

After being sent to the second level of tech support, my issue has been resolved. The problem was that my red/white cables weren't plugged into the right outlet on the back of the tv. I'm happy; it's all good:-)

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Solution Found
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 5, 2010 2:59 PM PDT
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phileast,

Thanks for posting back and letting us know.

That would have been a tough one to guess. Happy

--HDTech

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