Optical Out on G5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kenyabob, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    The G5 has an optical out, but does that mean if I have a dolby digital/dts reciever that if I hook it up to a G5 that the PM will output a Dolby/DTS signal in Apples DVD player, thus giving me surround sound?
     
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    Veldek

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    AFAIK, this feature will be available in Panther.
     
  3. Sol
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    Sol

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    Re: Optical Out on G5

    My guess is that Apple would not include optical audio input and output in PowerMacs if it did not plan to offer Dolby Digital capabilities in Core Audio (the OS X sound engine). At the very least you would be getting a pure digital stereo signal from any OS X application and that in itself is impressive.
     
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    irmongoose

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    This from the Apple site...

    'Kick-ass' stuff! :D :p


    It's at the end of this page.




    irmongoose
     

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