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The problem with those converters is that they can typically only handle 2 channel pcm/bitstream connections. It can't downconvert the dolby digital 5.1 signal that your atv outputs by default.
A few things to try:1) see if your cable box has a coax audio out (orange or black port), most of them do, and you can either use that or the red/white out of the box to the bose. This would free up the optical for the appletv
2) Otherwise, you'll need to go into the appletv settings menu, under audio, and set the audio out format to be pcm/stereo (instead of auto or dolby).