[HOWTO] Coaxial SPDIF on AppleTV 2G
I managed to get Coaxial SPDIF working on my ATV2G today.
Simply crack open your ATV2G, and solder your choice of rca socket's wires to the back of the toslink socket (please try to do a better job soldering than I have in this pic)
I had some trouble soldering the ground wire to the ground wire on the back of the toslink socket, so I just soldered it to one of the nearby ground points and it seems to work.
Solder the signal wire to the spot left (closer to the RJ45 socket) of the toslink's centre pin.
Find somewhere to mount the socket on the case, or do as I did and just run the cable outside to a female rca plug.
There you have it.
[WARNING] Do NOT I repeat, NOT! solder the signal wire to the centre pin on the back of the toslink, your ATV2G will not boot. I re flash *should* get you up and running again. So make sure you check your soldering BEFORE powering the device back on again. [WARNING]
I'm not 100% sure this is the "correct" way to do this, but it works well for me. If there are any tech gurus out there who know better, please let me know and I will update the howto.
SPDIF on Apple TV 2G by smennie, on Flickr