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cjgw2003

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Hey all...

I just got a new home theater setup and unfortunately my receiver only has one optical input on it, but I still want to get surround on all of my inputs (HD-DVR, PS3, and XBOX 360). I ran into this optical switcher on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Toslink-Optical-Audio-Cable-Switch-For-Xbox-360-PS3-DVD_W0QQitemZ140287659367QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item140287659367&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318

and also these optical cables:

http://cgi.ebay.com/3PCS-6-Digital-Audio-Optical-Optic-Fiber-Toslink-Cable_W0QQitemZ390015563307QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item390015563307&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318

I just wanted to check to see if anybody had an opinion on using a switcher like that. I'm not too worried about getting the top sound quality, as I live in an apartment building and I have some neighbors who aren't afraid to bang on the walls! However, am I going to see a DRASTIC drop in sound quality from using the switcher and these cables, or should I be okay?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

Robert_J

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With an optical cable, you get a signal or you don't. There is no level of sound quality based on the cable.

I've seen those switchers around for years and $10 isn't a bad deal. But the optical cables are much cheaper from Monoprice.

Does your receiver have digital coax inputs? If so, Monoprice has an optical to coax converter.

-Robert
 

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