My situation is as follows, my setup is basic with only a TV, MacBook and TiVo.
(Sony Bravia KDL-40V4000, MacBook 13 Inch 2 GHz Core Duo, TiVo)
MacBook is connected to TV;
video - mini-DVI to DVI adapter, DVI to HDMI cable.
audio - stereo minijack output to TV stereo minijack input. (analog audio has always bugged me!)
Recently one of my darling children has wrenched the cables at back of TV. This has broken the analog audio input minijack for HDMI input 2, and this has caused the MacBook audio to only be received by TV on one channel.
- Does anyone have experience having an issue like this repaired? Presumably it will require boxing up to go to repairer and being without TV for several days, and a replacement I/O board.
My idea is that I could purchase a DVI video and audio combiner that outputs HDMI.
This will, in theory, take the DVI video and the SPDIF audio output from MacBook (have confimed MacBook has combo analog and SPDIF I/O, and combine to HDMI, thus I will not need the broken minijack on TV.
- Does anyone have experience with this type of device? I believe there is potential audio latency issues, but I am happy to offset audio from within VLC if this occurs.
- Finally, does anyone have experience with rapalloav.co.nz.
$99 seems reasonable for this item, seems it will likely be cheaper than getting TV fixed.
Thanks for any advice!