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Aayush
Jul 28, 2009, 10:43 PM
Hello.

I’ve recently ordered a Sony HTCT100 Sound Bar with Sub-Woofer (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HTCT100-Sound-Bar-Sub-Woofer/dp/B0015HS1HQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A13ACIRM091OJE&s=generic&qid=1248701310&sr=1-1) off Amazon and it will be delivered to my house within a week or two. It comes with an optical audio cable. Is that all I need to connect it to my unibody MacBook (late 2008 model)? If not, which cable do I need to purchase to get the job done?

Please let me know. Thanks.



Bye Bye Baby
Jul 29, 2009, 03:00 AM
Need an optical digital cable with mini jack adapter. I use that to attach my zeppelin to the Apple TV.

davwin
Jul 29, 2009, 06:49 AM
As Bye Bye Baby said - you need a cable or adapter that will connect optical to the 3.5mm mini jack. An example of one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Toslink-3-5-Plug-To-Socket-Adapter-SPDIF-Optical_W0QQitemZ290334981860QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL?hash=item4399503ee4&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

geoffreak
Jul 29, 2009, 11:36 AM
Non-eBay link (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022902&p_id=1557&seq=1&format=2)

Aayush
Jul 30, 2009, 01:42 AM
Thank you, guys. That was very helpful.

Aayush
Jul 30, 2009, 01:52 AM
One more silly question: There are two round ports on the left edge of my MacBook—one of them the 3.5mm jack for connecting headphones; what’s the other one for?

rgarjr
Jul 30, 2009, 02:40 AM
line in maybe.