DVD Digital Output Question?

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  1. Paul_III

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    I just got my new Panasonic XP 30 and realized that I made one mistake: I bought my digital coax (and opened it) before the player arrived. Well, on arrival I notice the only digital output for my DVD player is an optical output, the other audio is the standard L/R analog output. Is there any feasible way to connect the digital coax (adapter, etc) or do I just have to bite the bullet and buy an optical cable?
     
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    I think you'll have to bite the bullet and get an optical cable.
     
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    It would be cheaper to buy an optical cable than an optical-to-coaxial converter in most cases.
     
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    "Most cases" being those where your cable costs less than a $50 converter. [​IMG]
     
  5. Paul_III

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    Thanks everybody![​IMG]
     
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    of course Eric if you are spending over 50 dollars on your cable then you would want somethign of higher quality than a 50 dollar converter, otherwise you would likely be better with just a cheap cable as opposed ot a converter anyway [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I meant most cases because I've seen optical to coaxial and coaxial to optical converters for just $16.75 at Parts Express (part numbers 180-961 and 180-960).

    If you pay $50 for a converter, it should have 2 inputs and 2 outputs for optical and coaxial AND convert the signal EITHER way. These types of converters are available.
     
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