Mac mini connect to DVD surround sound?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by marknicholls, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. marknicholls macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2004
    Bristol, England
    I have just ordered my mac mini :)

    Is it possible for me to atattch my current surround sound kit to it? so i can use it as a DVD player? also, what cables will i need to attatch it to my TV?

    Many Thanks
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
  3. Peyote macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2002

    You will actually need a device that connects from your USB or FW port to your stereo via whatever connection you use anyway. I.E. a FW or USB to optical Cox, etc converter.

    just figure out what surround sound connection you use on your stereo, and google for a Firewire to whatever-you-have converter that works with OSX.

    M-Audio makes a couple of products, but I havne't heard the greatest reviews about them.

    For your TV, it depends entirely on your TV connection. There are DVI to Component adapters such as this one:

    It depends entirely on your setup, and without much information, it's hard to make a recommendation.

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