View Full Version : Apple TV2 + Speaker problem

Jan 6, 2011, 04:56 PM

Loving the ATV2,

I've got an unfortunate problem however, my HDTV takes the ATV's HDMI and churns out picture and audio just fine, to it's built in speaker. I connect my 2.1 speakers to the TV using the white/read cables (AV?) but it won't output the ATV's sound to there. The TV's output AV will only put "normal" tv sound to my speakers, not HDMI it seems...

Maybe my TV won't output from HDMI or something...

So how can I get the ATV to output music to my speakers? Buying a new TV isn't really an option... Is it possible to connect the speakers via the ATV's optical audio out (Even though it can't take optical cable, only red/white male AV ones...).

Please help.. =)

Jan 7, 2011, 08:54 AM
An adapter along these lines will convert the optical output to analog:


The one at Monoprice.com is on backorder, so you might want to check Amazon for something similar.

Jan 15, 2011, 06:53 PM
I hooked up a new 2nd generation Apple TV to discover that my HDTV does not have analog audio out, only optical. I have a Creative 2.0 speaker system I wanted to use. Thanks for the link. I wasn't aware there was such a device to do the conversion.