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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Toslink to 3.5mm; Apple TV 2 to computer speakers

I'm looking for a way to connect an apple tv 2 to a monitor without built in speakers or audio outs. I think I can get the video out via an hdmi-dvi connection, but am hoping to export the sound via optical toslink to 3.5mm stereo cable.

i know it can work from a mac to a receiver but would it work the opposite way too? can you go digital to 3.5mm without a converter?

not so worried about sound quality as opposed to being able to hear to do it on the cheap.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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3.5mm as in a headphone jack? In that case, no. 3.5mm TRS connectors are all analog. The Apple TV 2 does not output anything in analog, only digital.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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I'm looking for a way to connect an apple tv 2 to a monitor without built in speakers or audio outs. I think I can get the video out via an hdmi-dvi connection, but am hoping to export the sound via optical toslink to 3.5mm stereo cable.

i know it can work from a mac to a receiver but would it work the opposite way too? can you go digital to 3.5mm without a converter?

not so worried about sound quality as opposed to being able to hear to do it on the cheap.
I think you will need an adapter like this one.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...2302&p_id=6884
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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I think you will need an adapter like this one.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...2302&p_id=6884
that's what i thought was going to happen. then i can just go rca -> 3.5mm and problem solved.

i know this has been covered here before, but do i need to worry about the video going direct from a m/m hdmi to dvi cable?
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