ATV and optical switch

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by filtre, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. filtre macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2014
    Hi, so I recently got an ATV to stream music (tv off) or videos (tv on).

    I just have one optical input on my stereo so I use a manual/mechanical optical switch (3 optical inputs, one optical output to my stereo). It works well with all of my devices but my ATV : the optical out on the ATV does not work unless it's directly connected to my stereo (no switch in between).

    Any idea of what I should do?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I'm running my 3rd gen :apple:tv through a manual/remote 3:1 switch that it set through a Harmony remote (along with the proper receiver optical input). I have the bit rate (Audio Output) set to Auto and Dolby Digital set to On.

    Is there possibly an incompatibility with the switch? You could try and manually set the :apple:tv Audio Output to 16-bit as an experiment.

    Only other idea would be to return the switch and try a different make/model.

    Good luck.

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