Apple TV connection using optical port

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by flyshop, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. flyshop macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2004
    Recently purchased a Apple TV and hooked it up using the HDMI port and it
    works fine using it on a Yamaha A/V receiver that is in my bedroom. My main
    sound system in the living room is a Marantz SR4001 which only has two HDMI
    ports that are being used by the Blu-Ray player and cable box. Both units have
    optical inputs, so I tried using the Apple TV using the optical cable on both the Marantz & the Yamaha and I am not getting any signal.

    Anyone have any clues as to why?

  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Set Options on both audio devices to Optical..Should work.
  3. AppleCore77 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    Make sure your using the correct optical signal on the receiver. I have to use the same video signal on my receiver but change the optical signal from 1 to 3 when using my Apple TV.
  4. flyshop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2004
    Re: Optical connection

    Thanks for your input. Will try out your suggestions and let you know how it works.:)
  5. palmharbor macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007

    Your answer is to spend ten dollars for an HDMI splitter that is powered and then connect the BluRay and the APPLETV to the same HDMI input...I have done this with sucess and send a long HDMI cable to the tv in the bedroom sharing one HDMI input.
    Toslink cables are not reliable and often fail.
  6. flyshop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2004
    Re: Splitter

    I will look into the splitter idea. The Toslink cable is still not working. The go to
    Options suggestion is not working because I cannot find any options in the setup either on the Apple TV or the A/V receiver:(

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