ATV to Stereo with optical cable. No sound with tv off. WTF? Help!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by cptpowder, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. cptpowder, Jan 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012

    cptpowder macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2011
    I want to run my Apple tv to stream music from iPhone, iPad and MBP but I don't want to have my actual tv set on to do it. I plugged my optical cable into the ATV and ran it to my receiver. I don't get any sound unless the tv is on. And even then its only giving me sound because I have regular audio cables plugged in to my tv and run to my receiver. Anyone have any ideas?

    ETA Never mind. I had to enable the optical setting on my receiver
  2. PAPO macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2009
    I had a similar problem with an old sound system I had that even though it had optical, and the manual talked about using it, it never worked with ANYTHING; are you sure the optical in works on your stereo? or you just need to change your output settings on your TV

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