Toslink to 3.5mm; Apple TV 2 to computer speakers

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by impossiblyfree, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2010
    I'm looking for a way to connect an apple tv 2 to a monitor without built in speakers or audio outs. I think I can get the video out via an hdmi-dvi connection, but am hoping to export the sound via optical toslink to 3.5mm stereo cable.

    i know it can work from a mac to a receiver but would it work the opposite way too? can you go digital to 3.5mm without a converter?

    not so worried about sound quality as opposed to being able to hear to do it on the cheap.
  2. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    3.5mm as in a headphone jack? In that case, no. 3.5mm TRS connectors are all analog. The Apple TV 2 does not output anything in analog, only digital.
  3. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I think you will need an adapter like this one.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2010

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