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DisplayPort on T500

2008-09-15, 19:14 PM

I just acquired a T500 which has a DisplayPort adapter.  I want to show PC movies on my HDTV television though a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter cable.  I am able to see the video on the TV but can't get the audio to work.  Does anyone know if there is something that's required to be done on the PC to switch the audio to the DisplayPort port?

 

(I called the Lenovo Help line and the technician had never even heard of DisplayPort and didn't know one was installed on the T500.)

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Re: DisplayPort on T500

2008-09-24, 15:42 PM
I'm having the same problem getting audio from my TV with a displayport to HDMI cable setup.  Were you able to solve the problem? 
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Re: DisplayPort on T500

2008-09-24, 16:35 PM
I am not sure Lenovo's displayport actually carry an audio signal, so you may need to connect your headphone out port and use that as the audio signal. 
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Re: DisplayPort on T500

2008-09-24, 16:51 PM
I spoke to a second person about this from Lenovo.  He seemed to know a little more (but still very little) about this port and implied that audio was not available.  So they have missed a big advantage of using a digital port!  It should have been easy to route the audio to this port so that you can use it as it's intended.
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Re: DisplayPort on T500

2008-09-24, 16:57 PM
many laptop's hdmi also don't carry audio signal, don't know why. 
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