Mac Mini to TV sound?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by phas3, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    Okay so I got a toslink and connected it to my headphone hack in the mini. I've got a Samsung 46" LED, where do I connect the other end? I don't have a reciever btw.
     
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    You don't. Your TV almost certainly can't accept a toslink digital input. Check your manual and/or your TV connections, but I've never seen a TV with a toslink or coaxial digital input.
     
  3. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

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    usually the optical is an output on the tv....

    you could go HDMI to the tv, then optical out from the tv to your processor....

    I have been thinking of doing this since my older a/v receiver only has 2 optical inputs and no HDMI, and I have 3 optical devices that I would like to connect.

    send my 3 HDMI to my Samsung tv, and let the tv split and send the audio back out to one input on my reciver....
     
  4. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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  5. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks guys, I tried the headphone jack from the mini to the tv using the 1/8tj to 1/8th it worked but damn the Samsung's speakers suck.
     
  6. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much true of all TVs these days. As they get slimmer, it just becomes impossible to put decent speakers in them.

    If you don't want to get a full blown receiver, you might want to take a look at some soundbars. These can provide a big upgrade at a reasonable price.
     

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