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HXGuy
Sep 29, 2010, 04:05 PM
I had my old Apple TV hooked to my TV via HDMI but also had the red/white audio outputs going to my receiver so that I could listen to music and not have to have the TV on.

Are there converters out there? How are you guys running your audio to receivers?



DotCom2
Sep 29, 2010, 04:10 PM
I had my old Apple TV hooked to my TV via HDMI but also had the red/white audio outputs going to my receiver so that I could listen to music and not have to have the TV on.

Are there converters out there? How are you guys running your audio to receivers?

Optical cable.

pintsizemacman
Sep 29, 2010, 04:10 PM
http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR841LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MTg5MTgxMTM

like these?

HXGuy
Sep 29, 2010, 04:15 PM
http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR841LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MTg5MTgxMTM

like these?

Yea but that's optical out to optical in. My Onkyo receiver does not have optical in, just the red/white RCA input.
Its a Bose system with a Onkyo CD receiver, only a couple years old.

bobr1952
Sep 29, 2010, 04:16 PM
Then you will need a DAC (Digital-Analog Converter). No cable can do that I'm afraid.

Here is something that will work:

http://www.mycablemart.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2693

pintsizemacman
Sep 29, 2010, 04:19 PM
is this what ur looking for?

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_250253106IV00001P?vName=Computers%20&%20Electronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Accessories&sid=KDx20070926x00003a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=250253106IV00001P

i belive there is a cable.

bobr1952
Sep 29, 2010, 04:23 PM
is this what ur looking for?

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_250253106IV00001P?vName=Computers%20&%20Electronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Accessories&sid=KDx20070926x00003a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=250253106IV00001P

i belive there is a cable.

No that only provides a way to send analog video and digital audio from source to TV--it doesn't convert the digital audio signal to an analog audio signal which he needs for his non-digital receiver.

newagemac
Sep 29, 2010, 04:24 PM
You'd need a converter then. You can get them from monoprice.com for about $25.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=6884&seq=1&format=2

HXGuy
Sep 29, 2010, 04:26 PM
I guess something like this but wow it's not cheap...

http://www.svideo.com/digitalanalog.html

HXGuy
Sep 29, 2010, 04:27 PM
You'd need a converter then. You can get them from monoprice.com for about $25.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=6884&seq=1&format=2

Hey nice find and much better price than what I found.

bobr1952
Sep 29, 2010, 04:28 PM
I guess something like this but wow it's not cheap...

http://www.svideo.com/digitalanalog.html

The link I posted is basically the same as this one--but this one is cheaper (from newagemac). You don't need to spend $80. :)

(LOL--I see you already found it--good show)

pintsizemacman
Sep 29, 2010, 04:29 PM
u mean it has to be transfered into a different format/:confused:

bobr1952
Sep 29, 2010, 04:33 PM
u mean it has to be transfered into a different format/:confused:

Not really a different format. Most audio now is digital and the optical output on the ATV is digital--so it needs to stay digital--or be converted to analog. So if you have an older receiver that can't handle digital signals, the signal needs to be converted to analog).

pintsizemacman
Sep 29, 2010, 04:38 PM
oh thx for explaning

blueprint1983
Sep 29, 2010, 04:46 PM
..but for audio through the ATV to the television, hdmi transmits the audio correct?

bobr1952
Sep 29, 2010, 04:48 PM
..but for audio through the ATV to the television, hdmi transmits the audio correct?

Opps--sorry--yeah I left out the obvious--hdmi is the ultimate solution in that it sends both digital video and digital audio within the same cable.