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Macbook Pro DVI---> HDMI + Digital Optical Out = Problem w/ Sound

I have a new Sony HTC-100 Sound Bar, and I love the way the thing sounds. The unit receives 3 HDMI signals and outputs them to my TV via one HDMI out.
Now comes the problem. I have a Macbook Pro that comes with a DVI port and an Optical port. I have the optical cable, and I also have a DVI to HDMI cable. Whenever I plug in the MBP optical cable into the optical port labeled "DVD" on the back of the HTC, I get sound from my MBP. But if I go and plug in the DVI-HDMI Cable (the HDMI end of course) to the HTC port labeled "DVD" then I get the picture but lose the sound.
Is there any way to tell the unit that I want video only through the HDMI but sound through the optical? Any help is much appreciated!

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On the Sony The HDMI takes "priority" over all others, that's why you loose audio. If you run your DVI/HDMI to the TV and optical to the soundbar that would fix your issue. If your TV does not have Multiple HDMI inputs, you can get a DVI/Component adapter for your MBP then run it to the TV, or, If you have to have HDMI just to have HDMI, you can get a 2:1 HDMI switch and still have optical to your soundbar. Make sense? If youneed more help, just post a comment and I'll help some more.

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