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Old 02-23-2011, 09:24 AM   #1  
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Default Sony BDV-Z7's optical audio from an appleTV

I'm new on the forum, and not that great at hifi etc., so bare with me.
I'm thinking about buying Sonys BDV-Z7 Blu-ray/Audio system. My question is: Can I hook my TV (Sony KDL-40V5500) up only with hdmi, when I also have my appleTV hooked up to Z7's optical input.
What I want is to be able to listen to the TVs audio through hdmi when I'm watching normal television.
Stream the image to my TV when I'm watching blu-ray movies with the Z7 through hdmi.
Stream audio to the Z7 without turning my TV on, when I'm listening to music from my appleTV.
And stream appleTV's image to the TV and appleTV's audio to the Z7, when I'm watching stuff with my appleTV.

I downloaded and read the Z7 user manuel, and it only mentions using its optical input to connect a TV.

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:34 AM   #2  
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Can I hook my TV (Sony KDL-40V5500) up only with hdmi, when I also have my appleTV hooked up to Z7's optical input. Yes, HDMI out from the Z7 to the TV will work for the built in BD player for watching BDs/DVDs. And optical in from the Apple will work for audio for Apple TV viewing. You will also need to connect the Apple TV box to the TV via HDMI for video (since the Z7 has no HDMI inputs).What I want is to be able to listen to the TVs audio through hdmi when I'm watching normal television. Yes, you should be able to listen to Apple TV via the TV speakers and or the Z7 this way.Stream the image to my TV when I'm watching blu-ray movies with the Z7 through hdmi. Yes..
Stream audio to the Z7 without turning my TV on, when I'm listening to music from my appleTV.Yes
And stream appleTV's image to the TV and appleTV's audio to the Z7, when I'm watching stuff with my appleTV.Yes.
I downloaded and read the Z7 user manuel, and it only mentions using its optical input to connect a TV. You could also connect the Z7 to the TV via HDMI, the Apple TV to the TV via HDMI and optical out from the TV to the Z7 for Apple audio (doesn't matter since the Z7 is only 2.1 stereo). Either way would work the same. But would need the TV on when listning to audio only if you go this route.Thanks for listening.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:35 AM   #3  
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Default No need for Optical Cable

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If your BD/Home Entertainment System does offer additional HDMI Inputs you don't even need the optical audio cable - HDMI will do!

Just connect your AppleTV to the BD/HE System via HDMI (NOT to the TV) and you're set to stream music without running the TV.

My setup:
Sony HX820 Bravia TV > HDMI > Sony BDV-NF620
Apple TV > HDMI > Sony BDV-NF620

(Initial setup using Digital Audio Cable and connecting the AppleTV to the Sony TV just messed up auto activation of BD/HE System when starting up the TV).

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