View Full Version : Mac Mini Audio Output Suggestions

May 10, 2008, 03:16 PM
Hi, I'm planning on purchasing a 42" LCD TV and would like to hook it up with my Mini. I'm currently leaning towards for; Video Output: DVi to HDMI from my Mini to the TV. As far as I know I'll need to output Audio via the Microphone Jack as a DVi to HDMI doesn't carry Audio. I'm not sure as to what type of Audio cable to go for in order to achieve the best quality. I'm currently using a regular 3.5mm - Male to Male connector and the output isn't really that great. Any suggestions to alternatives? Thanks in advance!

Cave Man
May 10, 2008, 04:59 PM
The best is to use an optical cable (Toslink) with a mini plug on one end. Connect it to any receiver with an optical input and you'll have digital audio.

May 10, 2008, 07:04 PM
Yep, optical audio is the best you'll get out of the Mini.