Donkeys years ago I took a look at some headphones from Creative, and with them came the most useful widget I've ever owned since coaxial network cable terminators. The DDTS30. I'm not sure if you can still get hold of them, or if there's something similar available on the market now. But what it basically does is take a Tos-Link cable input and outputs it to two stereo 3.5mm jacks to which you can connect your choice of headphones, or a 3.5mm jack to RCA cable for a wider variety of speakers. In short. It's awesome. I'm currently happily using my Apple TV connected to a clapped out old 24" Dell monitor in the kitchen with a HDMI->DVI cable, and using the DDTS30 to grab the audio and pipe it into the speaker that came with the monitor. Does anyone know of anything quite like the DDTS30 that's available today? I don't believe it's sold any more, but a trip to EBay might score you one. I think it might be the holy grail of some peoples audio-out problems. Edit: Oh, there's a slight gotcha with it. It's powered by AA batteries.