1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 26, 2010 8:12 PM by actionmarker
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For Christmas I got a Vizio 19 in LCD LED HDTV. I was wonder what all I needed to connect my Macbook up to it in order to watch movies on my TV through my macbook? I've seen many other questions on this topic but they all seem to lead to different products so can anyone tell me exactly what I need?


I have the 13 inch aluminum 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook.

Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • actionmarker Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)
    Hi,

    I'm presuming this the the TV unit you have
    http://www.target.com/VIZIO-Class-720p-60Hz-HDTV/dp/B002T9084S

    According the specs it has HDMI and PC input but no separate audio input
    Vision is no problem using either the HDMI or PC inputs but if you want the audio to go across too, then you will have to use the HDMI connection (HDMI inputs are vision and audio combined in the same cable).

    The Mini DisplayPort (vision) on your model Mac does not carry the audio through that port, so you will need to use the Headphone outlet for the audio signal.

    Also, the headphone outlet on that Mac also doubles as a digital output for surround sound so you can get 5.1 audio out of that port too with the correct cable.

    So you need to find a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor with audio so you can plug both the outputs of the mac from the Mini DisplayPort and Headphone and then convert them to a HDMI signal.

    This is from a site in Australia, but I'm sure you could source one where ever you in world you are.
    http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=1101

    This uses the Digital Audio output from the headphone outlet of the Mac and the Mini DisplayPort for the vision and converts it all to a HDMI output for your TV.

    Hope this helps