Apple TV using lossless - Hifi or consumer gadget?

fatboyslimfast

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Hi, I recently saw the apple TV thingy at the bristol show, and thought it was a neat gadget, then forgot about it. Now, my beloved Arcam Alpha 6 CD is dying (well, the player is fine, but the drawer mechanism is shot) and I was wondering if an Apple TV unit connected and playing lossless files (apple or flac) would compare with my Alpha 6? Any ideas?
 
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The digital out from the Apple TV (TOSLINK) will give whichever device will be doing the digital to analog conversion (probably a surround amp, I imagine) all the raw material it needs for an excellent hifi reproduction.

Obviously the format is the key, as you note Apple Lossless is a good place to start - I am fairly sure that no Apple devices play FLAC, however.

Best, Will
 

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