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MoodyM
Aug 19, 2013, 05:20 PM
I am planning to put a TV in my bedroom and connect an Apple TV via HDMI.

I also have a Gear4 dock there that has a 3.5mm input. Would I be able to connect the ATV to both at the same time? Sometime I may just want to stream some AirPlay music without the TV on.



priitv8
Aug 20, 2013, 12:32 AM
I am planning to put a TV in my bedroom and connect an Apple TV via HDMI.

I also have a Gear4 dock there that has a 3.5mm input. Would I be able to connect the ATV to both at the same time? Sometime I may just want to stream some AirPlay music without the TV on.Apple TV (the small, black one) does not have analog audio output. So you'd need a D/A converter with TOSLINK input to get aTV-s audio out into 3.5mm audio in.
http://km.support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/HT1586/ATV_Back_W_Arrows_big_revA.png
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1586
For your purpose, the AirPort Express would be easier choice.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5211
Might even be cheaper than external D/A converter. And you can run one side-by-side with an aTV.

waw74
Aug 20, 2013, 06:18 PM
you can get a convertor for under $25 from monoprice.com (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=6884&seq=1&format=2)
you'd then need a stereo RCA (red/white plugs) to 3.5mm adapter (http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021815) (a couple bucks also from monoprice)

If the dock has a combination optical/analog jack (looks just like a headphone plug but can also take optical, it's what's been in all macs for several years) you can just use a toslink to mini-toslink cable (http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022902). no converter needed.

or if the dock has airplay, you can set the aTV up to airplay to the speakers

manyunju
Aug 20, 2013, 08:28 PM
think so,you'd need a D/A converter with TOSLINK input to get aTV-s audio out into 3.5mm audio in.http://bit.ly/19mpUWi