AppleTV Optical Cable newbie question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wagaboom, May 26, 2012.

  1. wagaboom macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2012

    I recently bought an optical cable on ebay to attach my Apple TV(3) to my stereo. At least, that's what I thought I could do.

    Turns out, somehow the connectors can't connect, eventhough it looks like they should be able to.

    Since it's my first time to deal with optical cables, i am not sure whether i use the wrong material.

    Can someone help?

    This is the cable I bought:

    Link to cable image/

    This is the connector on my reciever:
    Link to receiver input image/

    Cheers & thx,

  2. Judo macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2002
    New Zealand
    Looks like you have the right cable.

    If you look carefully you can only put it in one way.

    Make sure you check which way you are plugging it in.
  3. wagaboom thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2012
    geeee... ;)

    erhmm... idiot me: i didn't know the plastic tips at the end were protection ;)

    So I tried to put the cables in WITH those detachable taps...

    oh my god.. shame, shame, shame ;)

    anyway..thx :)
  4. jamesvdm macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2011
    Perth, Australia

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