[mythtv-users] mac mini sound

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 13:18:08 UTC 2007

On 8/12/07, David Campbell <dave at cpfc.org> wrote:
> I have a mac mini as a FE  - it's great however I'd like to get better
> quality sound from it.  Currently I just use the line out into my LCD TV
> - anyone got better solutions?

I use the optical out jack, and have connected it to a (relatively
cheap) 5.1 receiver that has optical in.  It passes all sound in
digital format to the optical out for TV, and when playing back Dolby
Digital (e,g in Mythvideo)- passes the DD output.  Works brilliantly,
and was a big improvement in sound quality from the line-out into my
plasma (plus this way I have surround sound).

Works easily in both Linux (Fedora Core 6) and OS X modes.

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