How to connect new AppleTV to B&Os BeoVision7-32 TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by geekay, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. geekay macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010
    Hi all,
    I live in switzerland and baught the new :apple:TV yesterday.
    Tried to connect that to B&Os BeoVision7-32 TV using HDMI - DVI Cable.
    Video is fine but no sound...
    :apple:TV has only HDMI out no component- or other out (except optical) and
    B&Os BeoVision7-32 TV has only DVI in...
    Any Ideas ?
  2. Kurgan macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
  3. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    DVI doesn't carry audio, only video. The best solution is to use your current cable to provide your video, and then use an optical S/PDIF cable to carry the audio - assuming your B&O TV has optical? If not, you're then headed towards needing external speakers/receiver.
  4. OllyW, Dec 10, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2010

    OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Your TV has got coaxial digital audio inputs so you can use one of these converters for your audio.


    It keeps it digital so the built in surround sound will still work.
  5. geekay thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010
    Thanks a lot guys. I think that'll do the trick...
  6. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    How is the picture? I think Apple is limiting DVI output to 480p
  7. zurki macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    I have the same problem as geekay (I own a Beovision 7 40'' mk II). Bought this optical/coaxial converter from m-audio [​IMG]

    I can still get no sound though. I talked to B&O and they said it's because my tv doesn't support pcm format. I googled a little bit and I think that the apple tv outputs pcm sound format through the optical output when the sound source is not 5.1.

    There is a option in the menu that let's you enable/disable dolby digital out. I tried several combinations but none worked.

    I'm also pretty sure that the trailers of recent movies should be in 5.1 and therefore should work, right?

    Maybe some a/v guru can help us?
  8. pertejo macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    I have the same problem, my solution is to connect an external A/V receiver with optical audio input but still looking for a way to connect directly to my TV.

    Zurki, do you got a solution??
  9. bh1212 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011

    I used this converter with with my Beovsion 7 -40 (no HDMI) and Apple TV 2 and no sound at all. I don't understand this. According to logic, this should work. I have video through DVI-cable, but no sound! Pleas help!.
  10. Dapatter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2012

    Anyone resolve this? Am seeing the same problems with 7.40 and the amazon optical to coaxial audio converter. Called idea....b&o no idea....this should someone else said my sky box works fine....gotta be something on apple tv

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