connecting macbook to 5.1 receiver?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tkepongo, May 10, 2008.

  1. tkepongo macrumors regular

    tkepongo

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    is there a way to connect my mb and get full 5.1 surround sound?
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    yes - as long as the speakers have optical input, as the headphone socket can also output optical digital (and therefore 5.1) audio
     
  3. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    You will need to purchase a mini toslink dongle to connect your 5.1 receiver to the digital out headphone jack on the MBP.
     

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