2 coax output, 1 input

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  1. JamesVan

    JamesVan Auditioning

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    So I finally got my first home theater system, but I have a potential problem. Both my DVD player and my digital cable box have coaxial digital outputs, but my home theater system has only 1 coax input and 1 optical. Can a coaxial digital cable be split to 2 output sources or do I need to get a new DVD player or cable box?

    Help is greatly appreciated.

    JV
     
  2. Robert_J

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    You can change it to optical with a converter or you can use a switcher to switch between the two components. Just about any mechanical video switch box from Wal-Mart will work. Just connect the coax cable into one of the audio jacks.

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    Correction, if you use a video switching box connect the Digital Coax to the composite video section. The reason is ohms. If the audio jacks are less than 75 ohms there may be dropouts were you temporarily loose sound. Since Composite and Digital Coax are both 75ohms that is the best way to connect it. A video switcher may be had for as little as $15.
     
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