my surround sound system is a bit old so doesnt have a Optical Audio cable input, is there any way of getting around this?

  • Asked by Jeremy H
  • 21/04/2012
Belkin 6' Digital Toslink Optical Audio Cable with Line-Out Adapter

Belkin 6' Digital Toslink Optical Audio Cable with Line-Out Adapter

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Buy something like that:
    Digital Coax & Optical Toslink to R/L Stereo Audio Converter

    Find by google (canonot post link here).

    • Answered by Mario P from Scottsdale
    • 11/05/2012
  • Actually, it may be too new! Optical preceded HDMI as a digital connector, and so long as you have an HDMI pathway to your "home theater" the sound will come through that. Only problem would be if your sound system is analog-only RCA cables), and if that's the case you will have to have your TV on to listen to the sound. I only hope Apple keeps supporting it so I can use the optical signal strictly for audio, bypassing HDMI.

    • Answered by James R from Penfield
    • 26/02/2014