Airplay music requires TV on?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by slimbek, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. slimbek macrumors regular

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    #1
    If I plug an ATV2 into my TV with HDMI, I'm guessing the TV must be on in order for me to hear any audio through external analogue speakers?

    For me - I want to stream music through my lounge room but don't want to have to have my TV on all day long. My speakers are only RCA inputs/outputs.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. autumnmike macrumors member

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    #2
    you kinda answered your own question.

    solutions:
    1. buy a new stereo
    or
    2. buy a DAC (digital to analog converter). they are expensive and cost as much as a new stereo
    or
    3. buy an aiport express. it has analog audio out.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Tv of course would have to be on to hear music from the built in speakers. If u have a receiver with optical input u may have audio even with the tv off.

    Not sure if both HDMI and toslink output sound simultaneously.
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    #4
    Yes they do.
     

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