Apple TV and rMbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ducatiti, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2011
    Plan to hook these up to my 7.1 system. If I connect an Apple TV to my receiver, will this output audio as well or do I need a separate optical cable? Or is there a particular Hdmi cable needed that can handle audio as well?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    HDMI does both video and audio.

    edit.. didn't see the 7.1. dunno all the detail about apple, just hooked mine up via hdmi.

    Not sure what the optical port is capable of.
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68020

    Jan 13, 2011
    Optical repeats the HDMI audio signal.
    Just a side note: no 7.1 sound from AppleTV (at least unjailbroken) 'coz it only can pass through Dolby Digital 5.1

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