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Can I use Optical Audio alongside a speakerless monitor to play audio through speakers?

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I have an Apple TV 3 and so far I am relatively pleased. However.. I have no sound, this just about renders my Apple TV useless. Is it possible to use the Optical Audio cable to play sound from films, music etc. while still having the Apple TV connected to the Monitor via HDMI? Do you have any suggestions as to what speakers would be good? (looking at around £50 - £100) I was thinking of getting some of the Bose Companion 2 monitor speakers and then using a DAC to play audio from the Apple TV to the speakers. Would this work? If not, does anybody have any other suggestions?

 

P.S. I can't plug speakers into my monitor for some absurd, annoying reason unbeknown to society

Apple TV 3, iOS 5.1

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