How to hook up my mbp to home theater

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  1. iLoveMyMBP macrumors regular

    iLoveMyMBP

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    I have the following reciever :Denon AVR-1706 how can i hook up my macbookpro/ipod up too it and have theater surround sound?!
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

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    You can use for your MBP the optical in, or a simple 3.5 mm to 2x RCA plug (analog). You can use this plug also for your iPod. When using analog you can't have cinema sound. Using the optical it should be possible, but I don't know if Apple supports it in its programs.
     
  3. 7ttman macrumors newbie

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    go wireless

    suggest you get yourself an airport express and connect up that way... by doing that, you'll be untethered from you amplifier

    also, you might want to get airfoil, which allows any application to transmit sounds wirelessly
     
  4. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    2nd airport express. as for video i just use dvi.
     
  5. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

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    But you do have a couple of seconds delay in the sound. It would be hard if you are playing a DVD from your laptop and stream the sound through your speakers wireless using Airfoil... Also this will only be stereo sound, when using an optical cable you could (I believe) get 5.1.
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    that is definately true...
     
  7. iLoveMyMBP thread starter macrumors regular

    iLoveMyMBP

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    Can't i just use a 3.5mm two way connector one for my headphone jack and the other plug into the reciever?!?!

    or how about using a Y adapdtor??
     
  8. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

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    Yes you can use that, I also use that to hook up my ipod and PB to my stereo. But you will only have stereo sound this way. When watching a DVD you don't have dolby.
     

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