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    Optical Audio
    Hi,
    I have a MacBook Air and often watch movies. But the sound is -of course- only stereo.

    Is there any (cheap) USB device, which has the ability to transport the (DD or DTS) audio optically to my 5.1 receiver?
    You could say an USB-To-Toslink converter..

    Regards,
    Max

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    not sure how good the quality is, but eBay item number: 220364798564 might be what you're looking for.

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    Yes that is exactly what I'm looking for.
    But I'm not sure wether it has DTS/DD Passthrough (Quote from ebay: "Mac version has 2 channel playback only")

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    edit: Never mind, guess the air only has analog through the audio out port..
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluidblue View Post
    Yes that is exactly what I'm looking for.
    But I'm not sure wether it has DTS/DD Passthrough (Quote from ebay: "Mac version has 2 channel playback only")

    in that case you may have to get something more expensive:

    M-AUDIO - Transit - Hi-Resolution Mobile Audio Interface

    perhaps?

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    The M-Audio Transit is perfect!! But it's a bit expensive..
    Does anyone know cheaper devices?

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