+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Apple TV - Getting audio in Technical; In one of the schools I am currently supporting they have bought an Apple TV to test, I'm currently setting ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    27
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Apple TV - Getting audio

    In one of the schools I am currently supporting they have bought an Apple TV to test, I'm currently setting it up but have immediately realised that there is no sound because the Apple TV has a HDMI output only and connects straight to a projector, now this projector has no built in speakers OR any sound port outputs. There is an optical out port on the back of the apple TV but i'm struggling to find any adapters.

    Anyone had this issue and found a good solution?

    Cheers!

  2. #2
    north-ict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    733
    Thank Post
    207
    Thanked 148 Times in 112 Posts
    Rep Power
    106
    Is this what your looking for? http://www.kanexlive.com/atvpro.

    I think it might be cheaper to purchase through RM I'm not sure. Hope that helps

  3. Thanks to north-ict from:

    Mrmichaelhill (26th March 2013)

  4. #3


    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,412
    Thank Post
    184
    Thanked 356 Times in 285 Posts
    Rep Power
    149
    2 options;

    Extract the audio from the hdmi https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hd...w=1920&bih=952

    Use an audio receiver/hifi https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=au...w=1920&bih=952

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    27
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by north-ict View Post
    Is this what your looking for? Kanex ATV Pro.

    I think it might be cheaper to purchase through RM I'm not sure. Hope that helps
    They currently run it in 1 class but with the scope that they MIGHT get one in every room depending on how well they work. This looks like the most reasonable option for 12+ rooms.

    Thanks so much for the help.

  6. #5


    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,412
    Thank Post
    184
    Thanked 356 Times in 285 Posts
    Rep Power
    149
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmichaelhill View Post
    They currently run it in 1 class but with the scope that they MIGHT get one in every room depending on how well they work. This looks like the most reasonable option for 12+ rooms.

    Thanks so much for the help.
    VGA is currently being phased out so be careful in investing in those adaptors. In a few years time you might not be able to get projectors with VGA so you will then need another adaptor.

    http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/2...nd-of-vga.aspx
    Last edited by j17sparky; 26th March 2013 at 02:35 PM.

  7. #6

    3s-gtech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    2,809
    Thank Post
    146
    Thanked 569 Times in 513 Posts
    Rep Power
    154
    Yes, but in a few years time Apple will have changed their equipment 15 times in the interim. Projectors will have VGA for a while yet.

  8. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    27
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Yes, but in a few years time Apple will have changed their equipment 15 times in the interim. Projectors will have VGA for a while yet.
    This exactly.

  9. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    53
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    We use a number of appleTV's in our school and have hit upon the same issues.
    We take the optical out of the apple tv and put it through and optical to rca converter (about 30 quid) and feed this to an amplifier that is in the room.
    Works well for us

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    420
    Thank Post
    41
    Thanked 64 Times in 62 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Check Ebay for optical to RCA converters ... I bought mine from there ... from memory about £15.00 each

  11. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,064
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 207 Times in 187 Posts
    Rep Power
    53
    You know you can get optical audio to mini jack converters for about £5, we got from free with some of those tiny Asus computers (eeebox i think).

  12. #11
    north-ict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    733
    Thank Post
    207
    Thanked 148 Times in 112 Posts
    Rep Power
    106
    If you did want those ones that I linked you too they are cheaper on RM's site. If you have an account with them and wanted to bulk buy you may get the price down ?!?!?!

    AirPlay Mirroring for VGA Projector ATVPRO | RM Shop

  13. #12
    Dom_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,009
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 138 Times in 115 Posts
    Rep Power
    56
    You could always try AirServer as an alternative - don't need to change sources etc on projector, and runs really well in my schools: AirServer - The game console for Mac/PC has arrived

    Only 4$ a license, and you can get a 7 day free trial

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Apple TV and Proxies?
    By Rydra in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 29th November 2013, 11:41 AM
  2. Apple TV split the video and audio?
    By mdench in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 5th July 2012, 06:50 PM
  3. Apple tv and airport express
    By ozzy in forum AV and Multimedia Related
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31st October 2011, 09:57 AM
  4. Apple TV and Windows 7 Itunes
    By Steven in forum AV and Multimedia Related
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29th July 2010, 09:19 PM
  5. apple tv
    By ful56_uk in forum Mac
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30th December 2008, 05:14 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •