[mythtv-users] mac mini sound

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Sun Aug 12 17:53:16 UTC 2007

Nick F wrote:
> 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.


My LCD doesn't have an optical in and I was hoping for a clever solution 
to utilise the optical out of the mac mini without new hardware.

I'm running Linux.

David Campbell :: www.cpfc.org

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