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Old Sep 1, 2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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new atv connection type?

My TV has a DVI input but no HDMI. Will I be able to use a HDMI-DVI dongle on the new atv without issue?
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Old Sep 1, 2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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yes, they're pretty much the same signal, just different connectors, HDMI adds audio.
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Need audio too.
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Need audio too.
You can get audio using the optical out connector on the Apple TV.
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You'd still need to route the audio...

...and there's be no way to play copy-protected content (HDCP) such as iTunes rentals or purchases.
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 03:43 PM   #6
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You'd still need to route the audio...

...and there's be no way to play copy-protected content (HDCP) such as iTunes rentals or purchases.
Thanks everyone! Hmmm, the inability to play protected content on a device meant almost solely for renting said content is something I'll need to think about before making a purchase. Thanks for the heads-up.

If my TV has no optical in for audio can I route it in through component? Not sure I know what I am talking about so here is a picture of my TV inputs.

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You'd still need to route the audio...

...and there's be no way to play copy-protected content (HDCP) such as iTunes rentals or purchases.
The new DVI ports are HDCP compliant... double check with the Panel's specs...
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Old Sep 5, 2010, 03:05 PM   #8
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audio

So I can hook up the atv to my tv with a HDMI>DVI cable for picture which works fine for me. For the audio I'll have to use the optical out (TOSLink, right?), is there a cable that goes from optical to analog right and left (red and white)? I can't seem to find one online... I don't have a separate speaker system, just want to use the inputs on my tv.

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So I can hook up the atv to my tv with a HDMI>DVI cable for picture which works fine for me. For the audio I'll have to use the optical out (TOSLink, right?), is there a cable that goes from optical to analog right and left (red and white)? I can't seem to find one online... I don't have a separate speaker system, just want to use the inputs on my tv.

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you would need a converter such as one like this

http://www.lindy.co.uk/spdif-digital...ter/70408.html


use hdmi converter to DVI
use optical converter to analogue DVI in

Should work, but no promises!
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