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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject: sound output on P2 connector Reply with quote

Hi

I´m a brazilian owner of older macmini (G4) connected to my 46" LCD TV.
I use it as my mp3 library + normal computer using a DSI wifi keyboard with trackpad.

Now I´m thinking about to buy a newer macmini (unibody model)... but I´m not sure about to be able to get 5.1 digital audio using speaker connector of new macmini.

I can see on specs (digital/analog sound output) but not sure if this is not for new HDMI connector... neither local people here is 100% SURE!

Can some actual owner confirm this to me?

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can use the hdmi to get 5.1 digital or the optical out to get 5.1 digital. the optical out shares the same spot as the headphone out jack.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is from apple's website




Audio

Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)>>>>>>>>>>>> this is a shared port one or the other. digital optical out or analog headphone



HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Storage


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8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD
Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 6x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW; 8x DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 24x CD-RW
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Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the page from the new mini manual page 25


http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Mac_mini_Mid2010_User_Guide.pdf



~ Power port Connect the power cord that came with your Mac mini.

HDMI HDMI port Connect a TV or other device that uses an HDMI connector.

£ Mini DisplayPort Connect a display that uses a Mini DisplayPort connector.

d Four high-speed USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports Connect an iPod, iPhone, iPad, mouse, keyboard, printer, disk drive, digital camera, joystick, external USB modem, and more. You can also connect USB 1.1 devices.

SD card slot
Insert a standard Secure Digital (SD) card from a digital camera or orther device. For more information, see “Using SD Cards” on page 28.



*****************************************************************
f Headphone out/optical digital audio out port Connect headphones, external powered speakers, or digital audio equipment.
*****************************************************************

^^^^^^^
this is your port. use a fiber optical cable for 5.1 sound.



, Audio in/optical digital audio in port Connect a line-level microphone or digital audio equipment.

H One FireWire 800 port Connect high-speed external devices, such as digital video cameras and storage devices.

G Ethernet port Connect to a high-speed 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet network, a DSL or cable modem, or another computer. The Ethernet port automatically detects Ethernet devices and doesn’t require an Ethernet crossover cable.

® Power button Press to turn your Mac mini on or off, or put it to sleep.
Chapter 2 Life with Your Mac mini


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a link for the cable the skinny end goes in the mini



http://www.amazon.com/Optical-Toslink-Fiber-Plated-Digital/dp/B001VJ680U



the bigger end goes in to your ht receiver.

please forgive me my Portuguese is un poco!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Thank you, but... Reply with quote

Thank you ... all of you!

But I´d like to ask to some owner of new macmini if he really connected the output using a toslink cable and get the 5.1 to his receiver.

I have seen to many diferent places saying the output is there... but I got one new macmini on my hands and could not see thered dot on bottom of connector just as I can see on my old macmini.

I´m hoping someone has done it... can REALLY say "I got 5.1 from there!" Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. New 2010 mini using fiber mini toslink connector to my receiver. Getting 5.1.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
Yes. New 2010 mini using fiber mini toslink connector to my receiver. Getting 5.1.



THANK YOU! That´s THE ANSWER I was hoping to hear!
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