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coax to optical converter

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by RyanSoares, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. RyanSoares

    RyanSoares Stunt Coordinator

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    my receiver has 3 optical in's 1 out and 1 coax in... the coax in is labled "dvd" the optical in's are vid 2, cd/sacd, md.. the out is "md out" my dvd player like my receiver is sony... now for my receiver's remote to work the dvd player i have to put my receiver's input to dvd(the coax in) but my digital cable box only has a coax out so i had to use receiver's specified coax "dvd" in....my dvd player is conected to the vid 2 optical in... i'm hoping that there is some kind of converter so i can go coax out from the digital cable box to the converter then out from converter with an optical cable to the vid 2 optical in and use the coax out from my dvd to the coax in on my reciever..... i know this problem is petty but i hate having to use more remotes than i have to...
     
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  3. Bob McElfresh

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    I thought they had cheaper ones so check the local store.
     
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    Canuck Bucks [​IMG] They used to have a cheaper model for sale in Canada but have discontinued it. My local store somtimes sells non-Radio Shack parts, so as Bob said, check around.

    You might find one cheaper at WalMart.
     
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    In Toronto, check out music stores like Steve's Music or, where I went, Cosmo Music. I picked up a Midiman CO2 optical to digital bidirectional converter. Of course, you can try the Radio Shack option as well, it's cheaper than the CO2 ($50 vs. $100), but the Midiman is bidirectional.
     

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