Do I need to turn on tv to listen to music if I am using both HDMI & optical cables?

If I attached a HDMI cable to my TV I do understand I could see both movie and music. What I am curious is if I attached a optical cable to my sound system. Do I still need to turn on the TV which also attached to the sound system in order to listen only to music?

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    You should be able to listen though your sound system without the TV being switched on, if you are connected via an Optical cable direct to your sound system.

    • Answered by Anthony A from Chesham
    • Sep 11, 2012
  • Goto System Preferences, Sounds and select the TV output rather than the PC output selected in there.

    • Answered by Maxine A from Cypress
    • Dec 30, 2012