Optical audio between tv/ps3/headphones and surround sound help please

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  1. DeclanB

    DeclanB Auditioning

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    hi i have a plan just going to see the best way about carrying it out

    i want optical connections to and from the following for the best audio

    PS3 - Headphones + Surround Sound
    TV - Surround sound

    would this diagram be the best way to do it sorry but i couldnt really describe what i mean without drawing it

    it involves using 2 of these

    [​IMG]anyhoooo heres my digram..


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    firstly.. 1. will it work?
    2. will there be any soundloss because of the splitters?
    3. is this the best way?

    all help appreciated thanks again!
     
  2. stewball

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    Another option to look at is an HDMI switch. If your Home Theatre is lacking the additional inputs it will help. I am not sure if you can just pass audio. I have one that I have a PS3, HD-DVD and Cable Box. I installed because I didn't have enough HDMI connectors available in my system. This switch will handle 4 inputs to 1 output. With each input you can have either Coax or Optical. One caution that I learned the hard way. If you use Coax for input you have to use Coax for output and the same for Optical. The one I use is the following:

    www.atlona.com/4x1-ATLONA-HDMI-DIGITAL-AUDIO-SWITCH-hdmi-1.3-p-17540.html

    I have been very pleased with it. I was also able to program it into the Universal Remote I use. It wasn't in the database but I was able to do it in a learn mode.

    It received good reviews and I would recommend to anyone. Only down side I found was mixing digital type audio cables but that was easily resolved.

    Just something else to think about.
     
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    Another option to look at is an HDMI switch. If your Home Theatre is lacking the additional inputs it will help. I am not sure if you can just pass audio. I have one that I have a PS3, HD-DVD and Cable Box. I installed because I didn't have enough HDMI connectors available in my system. This switch will handle 4 inputs to 1 output. With each input you can have either Coax or Optical. One caution that I learned the hard way. If you use Coax for input you have to use Coax for output and the same for Optical. The one I use is the following:

    www.atlona.com/4x1-ATLONA-HDMI-DIGITAL-AUDIO-SWITCH-hdmi-1.3-p-17540.html

    I have been very pleased with it. I was also able to program it into the Universal Remote I use. It wasn't in the database but I was able to do it in a learn mode.

    It received good reviews and I would recommend to anyone. Only down side I found was mixing digital type audio cables but that was easily resolved.

    Just something else to think about.
     
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