Apple TV audio output

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Craigy, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand
    Hi - Got an Apple TV plugged into a HDMI TV and there is no audio coming out the analogue RCA ports on the Apple TV. Looked through the settings and can't see anything obvious. I want to plug the audio into my amp separately.

    Am I missing something simple here?

    It's a 1st Gen which has ATV Flash on it. Got it 2nd hand.

  2. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I'm pretty sure the ATV gen 1 will only support either hdmi audio out or RCA and doesn't have a multioutputnsetting, like what you're looking for here. I could be wrong, though...
  3. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    The first gen ATV should most definitely have audio available via HDMI and analog (RCA). I used HDMI for zone 1 audio and analog for zone 2.

    I no longer use my 1st gen ATV, so not sure what to suggest, other than go into the settings and make sure there isn't something set that would prevent analog audio from working (might be some digital only setting, or something like that).
  4. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    You may have to do a RESTORE and then reinstall the ATVFlash. I have the ATV1 and the RCA jacks definitely send out analog audio (and component video) to my Panny HDTV and i send digital audio to my Samsung HT in a Box...
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    In the ATV go to settings > sound and make sure that HDMI sound is enabled...Sometimes the auto setting doesn't work properly.

    I have my ATV 3's setup via an AEBS and a 3.5mm jack into the Airport Express plugs into the amp...Then I just choose to stream to the ATV from any of my Mac's...Works fine.

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