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Digital coaxial output to analog input ???

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Joe Main

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Posted January 29 2005 - 07:22 AM

Is it possible to connect a digital coaxial audio output from my TV to a device (wireless headphone box) with an analog input. Has anyone gone from digital to analog. Can I rig up such a connection. Thanks Joe

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Jason=R



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Posted January 29 2005 - 09:20 AM

Nope, can't be done easily. The digital coax output is a PCM coded digital signal, where the analog input is expecting line level baseband audio. You need to feed it into a receiver first to decode the digital audio

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Joe Main

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Posted January 30 2005 - 04:29 AM

Jason thanks, now what do I do. The wireless headphones were for the wife who likes to watch TV at night in the bed and I thought I could get some peace and quiet. Running it to my receiver(living room) first would mean I'd have to turn on the receiver for her to use the headphones in the bedroom ?

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   RobWil


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Posted January 30 2005 - 05:09 AM

You could buy a cheap digital to analog converter (DAC).
Something like this:

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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Nathan Stohler

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Posted January 31 2005 - 12:37 AM

Your TV has digital output, but not analog?

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 31 2005 - 04:40 AM

What TV do you have? Almost NO TVs have digital OUTPUTS, unless you have a cablecard.
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