Apple TV connections dilemma

I am thinking of buying an Apple TV. I currently have a flat screen TV connected to a home theatre system for the full audio experience. The TV has one HDMI slot. The home theatre receiver has no HDMI but has an Optical Input. I am told that I need HDMI connections to be able to use an Apple TV. Can I connect the Apple TV to the HDMI port on the TV for Video, and connect the Apple TV to the Optical Input on my home theatre receiver for the Audio?

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes. I currently have my tv/audio set up that way. My video runs directly to the tv via HDMI, and my audio runs to the audio receiver via the optical out on the AppleTV. BTW, I love AppleTV. Pretty much use it as jukebox for my music and music videos. I control the AppleTV via my Ipad. Hope this helps.

    • Answered by Paul Z from Shorewood
    • 12-Jan-2013
  • yes, I had my first apple tv set up that way to my roommate's audio system.

    • Answered by Robert H from Dallas
    • 12-Jan-2013