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J273
Nov 4, 2010, 12:17 PM
Does optical out work on the new macbook airs?...as anyone had it working?

Im using one of these: http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/139/toslink-to-3.5mm-jack-converter/display.html

which i used on my previous MBP ,but i cant get the thing to fit the air.

Does the air actaully support optical out?

Many thanks



Sgoenfeter
Nov 4, 2010, 12:37 PM
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It doesn't afaik. However, you can use the mini displayport for both audio and video.

J273
Nov 4, 2010, 12:46 PM
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It doesn't afaik. However, you can use the mini displayport for both audio and video.

Hmm Thanks didnt realize that....so what sort of adapter would i need ,if theres one available to connect the air upto my optical surround (logitech z5500)?

Im also using a dual link display adapter as im driving my 30" panel aswell if that makes a difference

Thankyou

steve2237
Nov 4, 2010, 12:50 PM
You could use a USB soundcard to get optical out. They're pretty affordable nowadays. I have the older version of this card which I use to output 5.1 surround from my ION net top that I have hooked up to my TV.

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-AudioAdvantageMicroII-Micro-Sound/dp/B0036VO4X4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1288892905&sr=8-1