Installing ATV2 on old flatscreen with no HDMI or speakers

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by howardweaver, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I bought a $98 "home theater kit" from RCA (five speakers, subwoofer and receiver) that has an optical audio input. My ATV2 is now hooked up to the Samsung plasma monitor with an HDMI > DVI cable and separately to the RCA system with the optical ports.

    I don't have any of the "wobble" issues I've read about. I guess it must be specific to each screen.

    The surround sound certainly doesn't match my built-in Bose system is (it was installed during construction) but it's not bad.

    The RCA is also useful for radio and can play CDs -- if I can find any I can't play DVDs on it because the audio comes only from the ATV2.

    This was a relatively simple and cheap solution for installing ATV2 on an old flatscreen that doesn't have HDMI or speakers.
     

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