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Mac Mini and Denon 3801

I have a Mac Mini with a DVI-HDMI connection to my television for video.  For audio, I have an optical mini-plug cable from the audio output on the Mac mini to the optical 2 port on the Denon 3801.  Video is fine but audio doesn't work.  Does anyone know the specific settings on the receiver needed to make this work?  Thaks!

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