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Apple TV? Into Surround Receiver, and NOT TV Speakers?

by bozobyte / January 5, 2014 7:28 PM PST

My TV is an HDTV is a SAMSUNG LN46A750-R1FXZA

Question about Apple TV..
Since most HDTV 10w Speakers are not a lot to be desired, I want the HD Sound to go through my Receiver.

If I want 7.1 surround sound with HD Netflix, or HulaTV coming out of my Receiver, isn't it true that I would have to plug the Apple TV device into the Receiver, and not my TV speakers? My receiver might have an extra HDMI.
I have a YAMAHA RX-V675 7.1 CH. Receiver.
Samsung LN 46A750 HDTV (Mounted on wall)
Time-Warner Cable

Thank You for any help!

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 5, 2014 8:47 PM PST

Plug the AppleTV into the Receiver, via the HDMI cable, and thence to the TV, via the HDMI output of the receiver.


If your receiver does not have a spare HDMI input, you could plug directly into the TV, via HDMI, and run an optical cable from the AppleTV into your Receiver and mute the TV speakers


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Don't forget to adjust the netflix audio settings
by Pepe7 / January 5, 2014 11:42 PM PST

That's often overlooked Wink

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