How to get sound from TV to amp when streaming??

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SurferMan, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    So outdoors I have a TV and speaker setup in the FL room open to the pool etc. If we watched movies out there I just hooked up my Mac with hdmi, and have a class-t Lepai mini amp pushing two speakers. I have Chromecast dongles now except my living room already has a home theater setup and streaming. What I'm trying to figure out is I'll have Chromecast dongle out there and use Plexx server app to stream video to that tv from my Mac, that way I don't have to bring the Mac out there each time. But how do I get the sound to go to the amp/speakers vs coming from the tv speakers when streaming?

    Dumbass question lol, especially being I setup my hometheater and stream through the PS3. But I'm not buying a PS3 and spending hundreds of dollars just to do that lol. There's gotta be a cheap way to do this that I'm missing.

    thanks guys
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    What's the make & model of the TV that are you using? What audio output options does it have?
     
  3. SurferMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Toshiba 46" 46g300u, not around it offhand but looking it up said this if this helps:

    Connectivity options in this TV include 4 HDMI input (19-pin HDMI Type A), 1 Component video input, 1 HD component video/RGB input, 1 Composite video/audio input, 1 Digital audio output (optical), 1 PC input (15-pin, D-Sub with 3.5 mm audio input jack) and 1 Ethernet (RJ-45) port. There is also a USB port at the side of the panel that supports playback of digital audio (MP3) and photo (JPEG) stored in thumb drives.

    The way it's used right now, I have the Mac by Hdmi to the tv, and an audio cable from the Mac to the mp3 input of the amp.
     
  4. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    For the TV, you'll have to either use HDMI or the optical output on your TV.

    What inputs do you have on your Lepai?
     
  5. SurferMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The Lepai has RCA inputs and an mp3 input.

    Thanks for the help guys
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    You need a TOSLink to analog RCA converter. Go from the optical out on the TV to the converter, then from the converter to the RCA inputs on your Lepai.

    Here's one; I have no experience with it but the price is good:

    http://amzn.com/B005DIRI6I
     
  7. SurferMan, Dec 26, 2013
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    SurferMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeh that's what I ended up finding out when searching since the tv doesn't have analog out. Thanks again guys.

    btw those mini Lepai amps are awesome, easy to mod, and though they don't put out a lot of power their very efficient and "clean" power, if you have high efficiency speakers you wouldn't believe how loud these little things can crank them. Think it was only $20?
     

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