Connect to 3.5 Jack speakers

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  1. rsnapeuk macrumors regular

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    Not looking at my Apple TV, but there are audio settings in the settings area I saw once looking around, maybe a setting in there?
     
  3. rsnapeuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    I look under Video & Audio and there's nothing which configures the optical output to what I can find.

    Many thanks though.
     
  4. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at the specs and manual for the Bose speakers, it seems they don't even have an optical input, so that cable will be useless.
     
  5. brianbunge macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, you need a digital to analog converter to do what you want. Something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/D3-Digital-Co...ywords=fiio+digital+to+analog+audio+converter

    I picked up something similar from a local Radio Shack, which was more expensive, but I didn't have to order it and wait for it to ship. I connected my daughters Apple TV to an old analog pro logic receiver this way.

    EDIT: I believe the cable you bought is to connect the 3.5mm digital out from a Mac mini to the optical in on a surround receiver.
     
  6. rsnapeuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your help

    Would you still suggest buying the analog convertor - if so would I need to buy an another cables?

     
  7. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    It would be easier and cheaper to just run an analog cable from the audio out or headphone socket on your TV to the Bose speakers.
     
  8. brianbunge macrumors 6502

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    You'll need stereo RCA to 3.5mm cable from the D/A converter to your Bose controller and an optical digital cable from the Apple TV to the D/A converter.

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    Yes, if the TV has analog outs then you might be able to connect to the Bose system that way. My daughter's didn't.
     
  9. rsnapeuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    It doesn't have a 3.5 jack out.

    So my shopping list:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-Digit...XG5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357429936&sr=8-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-STERE...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357429960&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/XO-Digital-...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357429979&sr=1-1
     

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