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Two optical outputing devices into one optical input?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Scott Van Dyke, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Scott Van Dyke

    Scott Van Dyke Supporting Actor

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    A search was not completely helpful...

    I'd like to hook up my Xbox via optical cable to my reciever, which only has one optical input jack. No problem. How do I also hook up an HD cable box and get 5.1? Do they make an optical splitter with a "switch" on the side of it so I can either use my Xbox or watch cable? Can I run my HD cable box to my reciever via the co-ax input and expect 5.1? I'm not really sure what the co-ax input is... It looks like a regular RCA jack, only green. Please educate me!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lee Bailey

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  3. Scott Van Dyke

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    Thanks a lot, Lee. I knew somebody would be of help.
     
  4. Grant B

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    if you have a coaxial input, parts express has a optical to coaxial converter for about $15
     

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