How to setup

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jasonmilford, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I am looking at purchasing an Apple TV and I am wondering how I would set it up. I have my receiver, cable box and blu-ray player underneath my stairs in a closet. I have my TV mounted on my wall above the fireplace. My receiver has the capability of (4) HDMI inputs and (1) HDMI output. I have the cable box and blu-ray player in (2) of those HDMI inputs. Can I put the Apple TV in the closet and use one of the HDMI inputs? I want to do it this way so I still won't have any components by my TV and I can also use my receiver for audio instead of the TV. Will this work? Any other ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    chenks

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    yes you can connect it via HDMI to the amp, however you need to consider how you would control the appletv.

    you need either to be able to use the IR remote, or have an ipad/iphone/ipod touch to be able to control it.
     
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    Do You Have An Optical Port

    On your sound receiver?

    My setup works like this

    ATV connected to router providing it with internet access

    Optical cable from ATV to my DTS sound system

    HDMI from ATV to HDMI on (Internet connected) Toshiba Regza 42" TV

    Streaming is dealt with wirelessly from all devices Except my iMac which is also ethernet connected to the Draytek router.

    Hope this helps you figure out what's best for you....Optical is not essential if you don't have a port for it on your sound system....You can use the HDMI cable as it carries both sound and Video.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help, I will control it with my Harmony remote.
     
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    chenks

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    so the appletv must still be in view then?
    you said it would be in a closet under the stairs. how will your harmony remote send the IR signal to the appletv?
     
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    It is in a closet. I have the Harmony remote with the IR Extender.
     
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    chenks

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    unless you have an ethernet link into the closet, you might want to check the WIFI coverage in there.
     
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    My blu-ray player will stream Netflix, YouTube etc. fine and its wireless.
     
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    I have my ATV connected (via HDMI) to my receiver and all my components are in a cupboard out of sight. I control the whole thing with a Harmony remote and IR repeaters.

    It's very slick - you'll love it!
     
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    Thanks for the response. I was beginning to wonder if nobody else had a similar setup.
     

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