Resolved need advice [on home theater set up]

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Wuiffi, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Wuiffi, Dec 13, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014

    Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    so I have a pretty strange "Home Theater" setup right now. It goes like this:

    AppleTV (3)-->HDMI-->LG TFT
    and then the Audio
    TFT -->Headphone jack -->cinch-->old Din connector --> old B&O sound system

    Now I could get a bigger screen for free, only problem is, it does not have a headphone jack or any other audio out
    I googled and found 2 possible solutions

    an HDMI to VGA+audio switch
    or an
    Toslink cinch converter

    Has anyone any experience with those things, and any idea, which setup would/should work better?

    Thanks guys!
  2. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Video is harder to convert, esp going back to VGA analog. The audio-only solution would likely be a better choice.

    Are you sure the new TV doesn't have an output? It's hard to find sometimes, it often isn't mentioned in spec sheets or even labeled well on the TV itself. Just a thought.
  3. hexon macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2011
    If you're going to something like a computer monitor you may have to get a bluetooth/airplay speaker for sound.
  4. Wuiffi thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    thanks guys! just to end this thread, (it is a computer monitor - that's why it doesn't have any audio out) here is what I ended up with:
    HDMI to VGA + headphone jack
    This adapter doesn't need a separate power supply.
    Video: ATV3-->HDMI-->HDMI to VGA-->VGA monitor
    Audio: ATV3-->HDMI-->HDMI to VGA and headphone jack -->cinch-->old Din connector --> old B&O sound system

    it works well and I don't notice any quality loss, neither video nor audio

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