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93BlackSVT
Apr 22, 2012, 05:19 PM
Hi. I apologize because I'm sure there are already questions out there that I just cannot seem to find. (I really did try searching.) I am thinking about buying an Apple TV, but had one question:

Say I pull up a video on my Mac and use Airplay to play it through my TV. Does the sound play through the TV as well or will the sound still only come through my laptop speakers?

Thanks!



maturola
Apr 22, 2012, 05:35 PM
sound will be on the TV

93BlackSVT
Apr 22, 2012, 05:36 PM
Awesome; thanks!!

mic j
Apr 22, 2012, 06:59 PM
sound will be on the TV
Since I have my aTV running through the AVR using optical cable, will airplay send surround sound to AVR if I am watching a movie with surround sound on the mac?

T5BRICK
Apr 22, 2012, 07:27 PM
Since I have my aTV running through the AVR using optical cable, will airplay send surround sound to AVR if I am watching a movie with surround sound on the mac?

If the audio track is encoded with a codec that the aTV is compatible with.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12262688&postcount=4

mac-attac
Apr 24, 2012, 06:32 AM
I have my ATV 2 running on the HDMI loop back to the surround sound system, so when I airplay as long as I have the surround sound system on the correct source I'll get 5.1.
You can also achieve this by using a optical cable from ATV to surround sound system as the ATV does support 5.1 play back.
Does anyone know if this also works for 7.1...I imagine it would....?

waw74
Apr 25, 2012, 12:28 AM
Does anyone know if this also works for 7.1...I imagine it would....?
no
http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html
Audio Formats
HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through