<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/12/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Nick F</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On 8/12/07, David Campbell <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>> I have a mac mini as a FE - it's great however I'd like to get better<br>> quality sound from it. Currently I just use the line out into my LCD TV
<br>> - anyone got better solutions?<br><br>I use the optical out jack, and have connected it to a (relatively<br>cheap) 5.1 receiver that has optical in. It passes all sound in<br>digital format to the optical out for TV, and when playing back Dolby
<br>Digital (e,g in Mythvideo)- passes the DD output. Works brilliantly,<br>and was a big improvement in sound quality from the line-out into my<br>plasma (plus this way I have surround sound).<br><br>Works easily in both Linux (Fedora Core 6) and OS X modes.
</blockquote><div><br>Are you using the AC3 passthrough option when in OS X? I have the same setup for optical output, but all I get is a clicking noise when I select AC3 passthrough.<br></div><br></div>