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  •  Oh thank you for that! (0+ / 0-)

    You lost me at Optical-Coax-A/D converter, but it sounds like something I need as my house came with speakers in the ceiling and I have no idea what to do with them (don't have an amplifier with old-fashioned speaker wire connectons or any amplifier in the house right now). I'll use the google so I can figure out what an optical-coax thingy is!

    If I can get Rachel on Appletv, then I'm good! I know I can download her video podcast to my Iphone 5 but it is too small to watch her on.

    If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

    by Bensdad on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 02:10:49 PM PST

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    •  Most modern amps can connect digitally to Apple TV (1+ / 0-)
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      (with the exception of extremely cheap or insanely expensive ons).   Look for digital input (TOSLINK they call it.)    

      In my case I have an older amp (1990s Carver) that is quite good but has no digital input.     It required a converter box to make an analog amplifier work with a digital signal, but I was also able to take advantage of the fact that digital signals can be sent a long way with little loss, so I put the amp for the house speakers on the first floor while having the apple TV live next to the tv set on the second floor.   They were connected through our cable wiring in the house, which since we don't have cable is just wasted copper otherwise.

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