3.5mm speakers on new Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by boston04and07, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2008
    My TV's built-in speakers are really crappy and I don't want to have to use them anymore if I end up getting the new Apple TV. I do have a set of nice speakers that I used to hook up to my computer that use a 3.5 mm audio jack. Does anybody know if there's a converter out there that can allow me to use these speakers with the optical audio port on the back of the ATV? I'm looking right now but don't really know what to look for, any help would be appreciated.

    edit - would something like this work? http://www.trianglecables.com/mini-plug-toslink.html
    sorry guys, I don't know anything about audio...
  2. macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    You would need something that converts digital to analog audio and that won't work.

    Does your TV have audio out? Just get a RCA->mini jack plug and be done with it.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2008
    Thanks for your quick reply. I just checked and no, it does not have audio out...grr. Guess it's time to look into getting some new speakers..

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