Apple TV optical audio

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Philschil, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Philschil macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I want to get an Apple TV 4th gen or newer but the problem is that I run my tv and Apple TV through an amp and speakers. This was no problem with the third generation but for the fourth generation the optical audio is missing. I’ve seen many different opinions on that on the Internet but no clear answer. Is there one device, adapter, splitter that I could buy to connect the Apple TV with optical audio? Like a hdmi to optical audio splitter? What works???
     
  2. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Many TV have Optical\Digital Audio out ports. So, connect ATV <HDMI> TV and TV <OPTICAL> Amp. Works well, this is how my sound bar is connected to one of my TVs.
     
  3. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604

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    However, beware: the TV optical out approach may turn 5.1 surround sound to only stereo. Not all TVs will pass through 5.1 surround in that way.
     

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