Help - Running out of HDMI ports for the ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Muttster, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Muttster macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2007
    I got a problem and I hope that someone can help. I want to get an Apple TV so I can listen to I-tunes music over my home theatre setup. I current have an HK receiver with 4 HDMI ports. Each port is used (Directv box, blue ray player and xbox 360 along with a HDMI cable from the reciever to the tv) but I still want to stream music. I thought about hooking up the apple tv to one of my TV HDMI ports but don't know if that would work as far as the sound being able to play through my system.

    Any suggestions or advice?
  2. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
  3. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    You could run the hdmi cable from ATV to your TV and then run a digital optical cable to your receiver. I don't have hdmi on my receiver so I do that for my Cable DVR and my Blu Ray. A new hdmi receiver is on my wish list though. :)
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    you could get an hdmi switch as stated.

    you could plug the hdmi in the tv for video and use the optical out for audio to your stereo.

    if you only want audio, you could just get an airport express. they are the same price, so it would depend if you wanted video more or extended wireless coverage in your house.
  5. uzzy macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2008

    Monoprice has two different options (powered and nonpowered). I don't have either so I cannot give my opinion, but from the reviews it looks like the nonpowered is hit or miss. Powered however seems to get really good reviews.


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