my surround sound system is a bit old so doesnt have a Optical Audio cable input, is there any way of getting around this?
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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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer 1
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
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Use Composite AV cable and Digital AV Adapter cords together to get surround sound as well as 720p video quality?
- Asked by Colin M from Woodstock
- Sep 22, 2012
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Do I have to use optical audio out or will sound come through HDMI?
- Asked by Ralph W from Worcester
- Feb 21, 2015
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- Asked about: Apple TV