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The Apple TV Pocket Guide by Jeff Carlson

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Chapter 1. Get Hooked Up

If you’ve ever gotten trapped in a snake’s nest of cables behind the TV, you know that making several video and audio components work together isn’t easy. Starting out from scratch, it can be a no-sweat operation. But more than likely you’ll be attempting to Borg together the Apple TV with other equipment.

The upside is that Apple has intentionally limited your choices. The Apple TV contains only a few ports for connecting to your television and stereo, which cuts down the number of cables while still delivering all that color and stereo sound. Grab a flashlight, make room behind the TV, and let’s get started.

Connect the TV and Stereo

Generally speaking, follow these steps to hook up the Apple TV:

  1. Connect the Apple TV and ...

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