airplay and apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nunes013, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. nunes013 macrumors 65816

    nunes013

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    can the apple tv send audio to an airport express while sending video through hdmi. my speakers dont have an optical input but i dont want to play audio through the tv speakers. this is for movies not for music.
     
  2. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you can do that.

    If you want music out the speakers, you'd select AirportExpress when you hit airplay.

    If you want audio w/ video, you'd select the AppleTV.

    Splitting the video signal off and the audio out of the same source to a separate component is probably not happening.
     
  3. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nunes013

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    i was hoping i wasnt gonna have to buy optical to rca adaptor but i might have to. or a speaker system with optical.
     
  4. Wheeler macrumors member

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    I would really like this feature to be added in the future- mainly so I can leave the audio on the iOS and use the headphones and then airplay the video- for when in bed or on treadmill.

    Does your TV have an audio out? I have an appleTV via hdmi, and then rca audio out from tv to stereo, works great, can turn down tv speakers all the way and still get audio thru stereo.
     
  5. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no, just optical out which is disappointing
     

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