Sound care optical 5.1 type question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cam50626, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. cam50626 macrumors member

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    Does the iMac G5 support 5.1 sound via its optical out without any add ons?
     
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816

    Josh396

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    Yes it does. The only thing you'll need is a mini TOSLink that can be bought on Amazon for 2 bucks. The only store that I've seen stock them is my local Apple Stores.
     
  3. CharlesRobinson macrumors newbie

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    Is there a setting you put on your sound prefs for that or does it detect automatically? I've connected my powerbook to my stereo for years using a headphone to RCA adapter but if I can do digital, well....that'd be awesome.
     

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