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Michael D. Allred

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Hi guys,

I got a new Sony bd player and it needs a coaxial cable to hook up to my audio receiver but all the coaxial cables I find are (and excuse my ignorance with terminology) the kind that has a needle like protrusion that gets screwed in.
Both my bd player and receiver have ports that don't fit that, looks more like a regular plug in.
Is this descriptive enough for anyone to understand what I mean?
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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You’re referring to coax cable used for cable and satellite TV, which is an RG-6 cable. You’re also right that the connections on your player and receiver look like the standard kind (RCA). A standard RCA cable will work fine, but one designated for digital coax would be a better option.

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Michael D. Allred

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You’re referring to coax cable used for cable and satellite TV, which is an RG-6 cable. You’re also right that the connections on your player and receiver look like the standard kind (RCA). A standard RCA cable will work fine, but one designated for digital coax would be a better option.

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So it's called "digital coax" cable then
 

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BTW, you know you don't need that cable at all if your receiver has hdmi inputs. hdmi carries video and audio.
 

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Just use any old composite video cable you have laying around -- the ones included with old DVD or VHS players are usually yellow. No need to spend extra money on a special "digital" coax cable.
The new bd player doesn't have those outputs unfortunately.
I got a digital coax cable and sadly got no audio. Tried everything to no avail.
 

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The new bd player doesn't have those outputs unfortunately.
I got a digital coax cable and sadly got no audio. Tried everything to no avail.
Are you sure the BD player has a coaxial digital output? Some only have digital optical (i.e. Toslink) outputs. If you post the model number of the player, we can check the specifications. If your receiver has such a matching optical input, then you will need an optical cable. Here is an inexpensive one on Amazon.
 

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I'm a bit confused what inputs your receiver and outputs your BDP have, but assuming you don't want to get a new receiver, there are several fairly cheap audio converters -- either HDMI to analog/digital Audio or Digital to Analog
 

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