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musio
Aug 3, 2010, 12:37 PM
Hi,

VIDEO
I plan on using my iMac as the hub of a home theatre to play all my movies/DVDs. It will be connected to a
optoma hd200x projector (http://www.optoma.co.uk/projectordetailshe.aspx?ShowMenu=HE&PTypedb=Home%20Entertainment&PC=HD200X)

I'm hoping to do this with a minidisplay to HDMI cable.

AUDIO
Audio will go through to an external decoder/receiver which is connected to my 5.1 system. This will be done with an optical cable.


1: How does this sound? Will it all work? potential problems?

2: Can the iMac output DTS through the optical out?

Any advice or comments welcome! :)



zacharace
Aug 3, 2010, 01:57 PM
1: How does this sound? Will it all work? potential problems?
2: Can the iMac output DTS through the optical out?


Sounds fine to me. I'd recommend buying one of these (http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-1080p-Video-Digital-Adapter/dp/B0035CPNWA) all-in-one deals just to make sure everything works properly, although separate optical audio and DisplayPort-HDMI adapters should also do the trick. Good luck!

musio
Aug 3, 2010, 03:52 PM
Ah, comrade of HTS. Thank you - that looks like an instant buy for me!