Question about airport express/apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by yano729, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. yano729 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Hey whats up everyone, first time poster here. First I want to say I check this site daily and its awesome.

    Secondly I am thinking about doing away with my airport express and getting an Apple TV, cause its pretty much the same thing and once i get my iPad 3 :D, I will be able to use all the cool syncing features and mirroring. I love how I can play music through the stereo cable of my airport express and watch tv in the background. Very soothing for studying lol. I noticed that the apple tv just has an hdmi audio connection which would be plugged into my receiver and would require the use of a separate input and thus would not allow me to watch my directv. My question for you guys is, is there a way that I can do the same thing I had with my airport express.

    fyi: I have all sony equipment, a sony xbr and a sony receiver if that helps anyone.

    Also, are there plans to release an apple tv 3 anytime soon, cause I can hold out a couple of months if there is. I know no one knows for sure, was curious if anyone has heard any rumblings about this. Thanks for your time and have a wonderful fathers day everybody!
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    The apple TV2 also has an optical output for audio only, if your receiver has a optical port spare you can use that.

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