Is sound over HDMI optional?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Steven Jackson, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    If I connect my AppleTV to my television with an HDMI cable, and to my amp with an optical cable, will the AppleTV mute the sound over HDMI or will I have to mute the TV if I just want to hear the sound from my amp?

    Thanks,

    Steve.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    You'll probably have to mute the tv or find a setting in your tv to mute that hdmi input.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    I have it set up that way. Currently I have to mute the TV, but I wanted that option so the kids could watch a movie and not have to turn on the AV system.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Most TVs (mine included) have a menu that allows you to mute the internal speakers regardless of the input. This is different than hitting the mute button on your remote.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers, people.

    The TV I'm looking at buying is the Sony KDL-46X3000. Does anyone have any experience with this set?

    Steve.
     

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