Member Since: Sep 10, 2011
Mac Specs: iMac 27" Mid 2010, 3.2GHz Intel Core i3,4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, ATI Radeon HD5670 512MB, Mavericks 10.9.4
01-30-2012, 10:48 AM
Your Receiver is pretty well specified with inputs so you have a few options.
If you want a basic 5.1 audio set-up whilst watching a DVD on you MBP then I would suggest a mini-TOSLINK or optical mini to TOSLINK cable between the 3,5mm jack that mrplow mentioned on your MBP and one of the optical inputs e.g the AV1 or AV4 inputs on the receiver.
Your MBP should automatically detect that you have plugged this cable into it and changes the name of the output to "Digital Out" in your sound preferences . You must choose the 'Digital Output' in the Mac DVD player and choose the correct source on your receiver also for it to work.
Because you are blessed with 4 HDMI inputs, if you had an ATV2 then one HDMI cable from that to a spare input on the amp would be all you needed for Video passthrough to your TV and 5.1 Audio through the system. This option would be wireless ,with your Mac streaming content over your local network and the ATV2 to your AV set-up.
There are other ways but these are reasonable options for you to have a think about initially I guess.
iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (wow....that old...eeeks!), WD My Book 1TB Firewire,WD My Passport Air 500GB, Magic Mouse,Magic Trackpad,
iPhone 5C, iPod Nano 4GB 3rd Gen, ATV2.
MOTM October 2012. These days normally happy with an occasional grumble.