Sound care optical 5.1 type question

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

  1. cam50626 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    Does the iMac G5 support 5.1 sound via its optical out without any add ons?
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    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


    Jan 27, 2006
    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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