iPhone>30pin>HDMI>AMP>TV = no sound

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Kirstyihopkins, May 1, 2014.

  1. Kirstyihopkins macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2014
    Hi folks

    I am trying to play films via my iphone (with ie: Air Video app)
    I can only get a picture on the TV BUT no sound through the AMP.

    I called Yamaha and they have no idea "perhaps the AMP can't decoded the sound from the iPhone"

    Someone at JB HIFI suggested that it could be the cheap 30pin>HDMI cable, but it works directly through the TV.

    I have tried all sorts of combinations of running
    iPhone>30pin>HDMI>TV>AMP with no luck either.

    Any ideas?
    (no I don't want to buy Apple TV http://cdn.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
    iPhone>30pin>HDMI>AMP>TV = no sound

    Try It without the amp.
    My Apple TV works very nicely for this...
  3. Kirstyihopkins, May 1, 2014
    Last edited: May 1, 2014

    Kirstyihopkins thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2014
    Cable works fine through TV

    The cable works fine directly through the TV = picture and sound
    BUT I want sound through my AMP.

    I understand you can't play private videos through Apple TV without hacking it?


    Sorry to hear your phone was stolen.
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    Why don't you route sound from TV to AMP, not the other way round? This means, you connect your iPhone to one of HDMI inputs on TV, not AMP and use TV as input selector (not the AMP).
    If your TV has HDMI with ARC (Audio Return Channel) it should happen automatically once you set your AMP's input to TV.
    Alternatively there might be optical or analog audio out on your TV set that you can send to the AMP.
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009

    What do you mean by "private" videos? Anything that plays on your iPhone, will play on an AppleTV....
  6. blujacket macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2013
    Get into your receivers audio menu. Most times you have to select whether you want sound to go to tv, or for the receiver to output the audio. What is the model# of the Yamaha receiver?
  7. Kirstyihopkins thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2014
    Thanks for the suggestions folks.
    It works fine

    It's a Yamaha RX-V475

    I mean ie: avi's, mkv's, mp4's, wmv's etc.

    Currently I have an optical cable running from the TV to the AMP, perhaps your suggestion with this will work Blujacket.

    I feel that to exist nowadays we all need to be IT/ network specialists! Technology really seems to be so complicated (but great as well ;)

    I really feel that I shouldn't need to buy Apple TV for this. My DVD player works fine!
  8. tommayye macrumors newbie


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sydney, Australia

    Use the VLC App on your iPhone to play these... and Airplay Mirror your iPhone Screen over Apple TV. You don't need to be a "IT/ network specialists" for this, it's just that your solution sounds pretty cheap and going over multiple adapters which is bound to cause problems whereas you need to spend some money to get a decent solution. I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just trying to give the best answer I can. Trust me, if you use a recentish Mac and an iOS device like iPhone, then you'll love Apple TV.

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