Yup, and unfortunately, it does not have a variable audio out either, I thought of that too. I have the Comcast Hi-def digital box. Lots of optical outs, HDMI, but no simple variable audio out. Very frustrating, because I really like the AudioEngine speakers. I know Bose is a ripoff but for a small 2.1 powered system that has an RCA input (for the apple airplay audio) and an optical input, I am struggling to find something comparable. I am looking into high end computer speakers, there may be something there that makes sense.