Is it possible to simultaneously output audio via HDMI and RCA outs?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Whackintosh, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    I'm thinking that this could be a big plus for internet radio and Itunes listening, where I'd be able to listen with the tv display switched off. Does using the HDMI out disable the RCA outs, or can both outputs work at the same time?
  2. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    Don't know about RCA...but I can tell you that both optical-audio and HDMI-carried audio are working simultaneously on my unit. Leads me to believe that it will work in your case.

    SO you don't use your receiver/stereo normally for TV audio? I mean, I can always turn off my TV if I wanted to as the audio always goes through my receiver...not that I ever do. :D
  3. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Thanks! To answer your question, I'm not using an HDMI receiver in the room the ATV would go in, so my current setup is that all video sources go into the tv, with Audio Out running from the display to my amp's input. A bit primitive, yes. :)
  4. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    I use my AppleTV with a 2-zone receiver. The second zone requires an analog input. So, I use HDMI for zone 1 (living room) and RCA (analog) for zone 2. Works great.

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