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I want to hook an Apple TV to my TV but the Apple TV has Optical Audio out, what do I do?

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If your TV does not have an optical audio input you can just use a regular 3.5mm stereo cable to RCA connector and get stereo sound from it. Else use an hdmi cable if your tv supports it.

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