Apple TV and Optical Audio out w/ Display?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by BlakeBrattina, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    I'll start by apologizing if this is in the wrong area, but figured it to be a good start.

    I have a large (older) 40" Panasonic display that the previous homeowner left in our house, to which I moved to my office and have an Apple TV plugged into. Problem: The Panasonic display is NOT a TV and DOES NOT have speakers.

    My question is: Does anyone even run a set up like this anymore with all of the new equipment out there, and if so, what would my speaker options really be? I'm having a bear of a time figuring it out without spending $300 on a sound bar for a useless display just because it has Optical Audio out.

    Additionally, is it really as simple as plugging the O/A cable in the Apple TV to the sound source?

    All help is appreciated!
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a

    LiveM

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    Best options are using the TV's optical audio out, or the Apple TV's Bluetooth, or an Airport Express for digital or analogue audio out.
     

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