Originally Posted by HenryR
...bah, a new dongle bought directly from Apple does nothing to help the situation. Still can't get both audio and video from my macbook
first off, input skip is going to do nothing for you. All that does is allow you to skip over a particular input when using the toggle inputs on the remote.
Looking over what you have posted up to now I think you are trying to do the following. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Macbook(dvi) => dvi to hdmi(video)=>avr(Hdmi1)
You never indicated how your avr is connected to your tv so I will assume that you are using a hdmi as such.
Make sure your tv input is set to the correct input (i.e., hdmi-1), or which ever one you chose to connect the hdmi to.
With this setup, and the avr set to Amp, you are getting picture, but no audio out of your speakers which are connected to your avr.
Make sure you have correctly mapped your inputs under "Input Setup" on pg 39 of your owners manual. Select the Input, whatever, but I think you said you chose DVD. Fine. Make sure Kurolink is off, as I am pretty sure you said you have already done. Now assign the digital in to whatever you plugged your optical into (Opt-1 or Opt-2), doesn't matter which one you used as long as you correctly identify it here. Now, assign the HDMI Inout to whatever HDMI input that you plugged the DVItoHDMI from your Macbook to (HDMI 1-3). Again, doesn't matter which one you use as long as you correctly identify it here.
Now when you select DVD as your input source on your avr, it will know from which input the audio and video is coming from. Use the sigsel to select "digital". If this still gives you problems, you could always patch the video from your Macbook directly into your tv if it has hdmi input, and just send the audio to the avr from your Macbook via optical.
Post back when you tried this and what results were. Thanks