Optical output?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xavious85, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. xavious85 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    I'm confused, I see people saying that the MBP can output in 5.1 but...where is the optical output? Does it require an adapter?
  2. steveza macrumors 68000


    Feb 20, 2008
    Yes you need a mini optical adapter that goes in the standard headphone socket.
  3. xavious85 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    Ah HAH! I knew it! Thanks man, these past few days I've been super impressed to find out how much my macbook pro can handle (Early 2008, don't know what model that makes it). I bought it back in late 2008 for video editing and was so impressed with its capabilities. Just recently, I installed bootcamp and ran windows to play some PC games. It handles new games extremely well like Bioshock, CS:S! And now finding out that it can do 5.1, HELL YEAH! These notebooks are AWESOME!!!
  4. esserdk macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Not to be a pessimist.

    Article on CS:S on wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-strike_source
    Not excatly new :)
  5. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005

    I just bought a couple of these from monoprice, fast shipping and like 2.5$ EACH. mini optical to regular optical.

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