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mini-rca to coax/optical converter?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Ken Burkstrum, May 18, 2007.

  1. Ken Burkstrum

    Ken Burkstrum Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm getting a laptop and judging by the outside of it, it doesn't look like it's possible to put a different one in there and if I could it I'd lose my warranty. I still want to be able to hook my laptop up to the reciever whenever I can but there is no coax/optical jack on the laptop and no mini-rca inputs on the back of my reciever. I'm wondering if there's some sort of converter box I can get to solve this problem?
     
  2. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    Hmm. some computer manufacturers stick an led at the end of their minijacks. A standard toslink cable needs an adaptor to fit.

    alternatively, a mini jack to rca adaptor cable might work.

    Both are cheap.
     
  3. Ken Burkstrum

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    Jeremy what about the rest of the jacks? I don't think I can get all 6 channels of surround sound data out of one jack?
     
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    Any digital output will present all the channels that are on the source media, so if he gets that Dell adapter Jeremy linked to above, he'll be fine.

    -Christian
     
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    either that or a pin map, some old cables, a soldering iron and a steady hand.

    I've done this but not for whatever proprietary mini-din thingy that Dell use on their laptops.
     

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