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Question about optical inputs...what if you run out on the receiver???

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by CoreyAC, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. CoreyAC

    CoreyAC Well-Known Member

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    I have a Yamaha htr 5840...it has two optical inputs for audio...and i don't have any hdmi's on the receiver which sux

    I have digital cable running optical...i have my XBOX 360 running optical and i have now an HD DVD player to run optical...

    what do i do?
     
  2. Phil A

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    Various places sell cheap manual switchers (e.g. with 3 inputs and one output) that are around $15 give or take a little. You can look at places like monoprice.com, partsexpress.com or Radio Shack.
     
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    Do you have a coax digital input? Then buy an optical to coax converter from MonoPrice for $12. I've also seen optical switches as part of a more expensive component video switch. Monoprice sells a manual switch for $7.

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    Or just use a coax cable. I generally like the sound better.
     
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    please welcome.........................
     

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