Apple TV 2 and no audio to Denon, tried every possible connection

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by minitech, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    Brand new out of the box apple TV 2, new LG 720p with 2 HDMI connections, I've tried them both into the ATV, ATV to receiver every possible way, ATV digital optical into the TV, and into the receiver, EVERY OPTION. I only get audio out of my TV. Denon receiver is a AVR-1612 6 months old. Please help. Thanks.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    What are you using to test the audio?

    My suggestion is to have it play music - its constant and in 2 channel aka the simplest to debug.

    From there in the apple tv itself in the settings is an option for audio out. I believe default is auto (auto what I forget) so maybe there is some setting there that is worth exploring.

    Last but not least maybe try restoring to factory default and see if that helps.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2011
    I have been using a music podcast for all testing, the only other option in that setting is 16 bit and I've tried that too. I've done the restore too, its brand new and has the newest update. From what I'm reading it might be the Denon/Apple TV interface which may be brand specific. Very frustrating when my entire system is brand new.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I have a Denon amp (about 10 years old) with a Samsung TV (about 4 months old). I do it like this:

    ATV HDMI -> TV

    TV -> Fiber Optical -> Amp

    Works a treat. You'll have to tell the TV to output the audio on the optical out.

    EDIT: Oh and its an ATV2 all updated etc.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hmm..I have a Denon 3806 but I run the hdmi for both video/audio into the receiver then run video out from the receiver to the TV.

    Is it something weird with the Denon not handshaking properly?

    I have 3 AppleTV's and on another setup in my house - I run HDMI straight to the TV and Optical out to the receiver...maybe thats worth exploring? Although I think you already mentioned you tried that.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2010
    I have an older receiver, no hdmi.

    hdmi from atv to tv
    optical from atv to receiver

    no need to run the audio to the tv

    works great.

  7. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 23, 2007
    Does your Samsung TV send Dolby Digital or DTS via fiber to your amp? I have two Samsung LED TV's and the problem is that Samsung TV's optical output will not pass through DD or DTS.


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