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If I own an apple tv and connect it to a television through an hdmi cable, AND connect it to a stereo through the optical audio output, will both audio outs function?

To clarify: when I want to watch a movie, will the sound play through my TV (while the stereo is off, but the audio cable still plugged in)? and wqhen I want to listen to music, will sound play through my stereo (when the TV is off, but the hdmi cable is still plugged in)? Thank you for any assistance
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to double clarify, listening to the movie through the stereo is not a solution, I need separate independent audio outputs to function

also, im not talking about listening to music and watching a movie simultaneously, but rather - can i use airplay to listen to music on my mac through appletv/stereo sometimes, and then use appletv regularly to watch movies on the tv - without needing to unplug and replug the hdmi and the alternative audio cable?
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bump. can someone just try this out with their appletv or something?
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I'm not going to try it out for you, but doing a little Googling and I found a comment from someone in another forum who is doing exactly that:
Apple TV 2: Stop the HDMI sound when using optical audio out? - MacRumors Forums


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you da man. thanks alot
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