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SONY BD Player- Digital Audio Out issue


Best Answer Brian McHale, October 07 2013 - 07:37 AM

The converters don't cause any loss of audio quality. Personally, I think I would have run a coax cble instead of adding the converter, because I like to keep things as simple as possible. However, there's no reason it shouldn't work just fine as long as you have the right converter and your cables are good.

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Larbo

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Posted October 05 2013 - 10:40 AM

I just got a BX-510 BD Player and the audio output is connected to my non-HDMI 5.1 receiver via digital audio out. I have an optical cable that was previously used for my PS3 and then used for a Samsung BD Player that I did not keep. I got 5.1 with both. 

 

However, this new Sony has a digital coax output. So, I am using the optical cable with an optical/coax converter and getting just 3.1 (L,R Ctr). The two rear surrounds are dead. 

 

Your thoughts? Is the Sony defective? Is it possible for the converter to be shaving off two channels?? I have used this device before and it had been working fine.  Thanks


Edited by Larbo, October 05 2013 - 11:05 AM.

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Posted October 05 2013 - 07:43 PM

Figured it was likely to be the converter and it was. Apparently, they are directional. This one is optical in/coax out and I was trying to use it the other direction.  

 

I have never asked but are they converters detrimental to the SQ? 


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Posted October 05 2013 - 07:56 PM

What AVR is this that doesn't have dig coax?

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Posted October 05 2013 - 08:11 PM

Oh, it does, but the route for running the coax cable is a bit circuitous with furniture moving, etc. Just trying to use what was already there.


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Posted October 05 2013 - 08:20 PM

So, it is "less distance" to run dig coax to an adapter and toslink the test of the way...Ok.



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Posted October 05 2013 - 08:29 PM

By the way, why is the BD player not "with" the AVR?



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Posted October 05 2013 - 09:21 PM

They are on opposite ends of a long, heavy cabinet. The BD player went into the same location that the PS3 was.  Just had to put the converter on the end of the Toslink and add a short length of coax to plug into the BD player.

 

So, are these converters bad (when used properly, that is)? I plan on yanking out the cabinet to run coax, just need to wait for some back issues to resolve.


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Posted October 05 2013 - 10:11 PM

Was this PS or Samsung ever connected to this AVR via composite or component?If yes, is either still there?(Digital coax, composite/component and shielded subwoofer are the same cable)

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Posted October 06 2013 - 06:32 AM

That would have been nice, but, no. They were connected directly to the TV for video, and I am using the AVR for audio only.


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Posted October 07 2013 - 07:37 AM   Best Answer

The converters don't cause any loss of audio quality. Personally, I think I would have run a coax cble instead of adding the converter, because I like to keep things as simple as possible. However, there's no reason it shouldn't work just fine as long as you have the right converter and your cables are good.


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Posted October 07 2013 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for the info on the converters. I will re-cable as soon as I can. Best...


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