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


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   CoreyAC

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Posted November 06 2007 - 09:02 AM

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 of 6 OFFLINE   Phil A

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Posted November 06 2007 - 09:39 AM

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.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Phil A

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Posted November 06 2007 - 09:43 AM

FYI - here is the monoprice.com link. It is $6.83.

http://www.monoprice....seq=1&format=2

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted November 06 2007 - 09:53 AM

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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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Tim_Stack

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Posted November 08 2007 - 11:52 PM

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

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   zeetal003

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Posted November 09 2007 - 09:16 PM

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