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Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by damondlt, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    OK I'll make it short.

    I have a Sharp Tv that only has Digital Coax output for surround sound
    Same as HR34.
    I bought LG surround sound that only Supports Optical, and Analog Left Right.

    One solution I have is move HR24 to living room since it has Optical output.

    But I'd rater have an adapter to somehow use the Digital Coax on the TV.

    Any help?
     
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  3. gov

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    Make sure you order the correct one.

    Optical to coax

    Coax to optical


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  4. damondlt

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    Okay, I wonder what's better, coax to optical, or coax to rca?

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  5. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Yes I imagine since the tv digital coax is out, and the surround sound is optical in, I would need coax to optical.

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  6. gov

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    Optical fibre is impervious to electrical interference.

    Coax is handy as the connections are the same as audio connects.

    I can make either, but I rarely encounter any other installers that can make optical cables.

    Some devices have both outputs, much has only one. It is ANNOYING when a cable-co or satellite provider has different receivers with different (single) connection types.
     
  7. gov

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    Sometimes on Ebay it seems the descriptions are translated from the original Chinese into Martian before being translated to English.

    :eek2:
     
  8. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    It sucks that they require power supply.

    What wrong with DirecTV not putting Optical on HR34? I see All HR's have it except for HR 34

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    Do you often watch stuff from the TV and not the HR34 or other boxes (BluRay, Rokus, etc)? Also is your AVR not HDMI?
     
  10. damondlt

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    It's a Bluray combo, so it doesn't have Hdmi inputs, only one output. The only inputs it has is analog left right, and optical.

    By hooking the tv up directly, anything that runs through the tv can use the surround sound without any additional hook ups. But I would have settled for just hooking hr34 for now. But I'll just get the adapter.

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    You could also say whats wrong the HTIB manufacturer for not putting a coax input on it?....it goes both ways....
     
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    this is what I have been saying for the longest


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  15. CCarncross

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    Just so you know, the trend these days seems to be one or the other, not both on many pieces of equipment
     
  16. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I could say that, but when optical is on all HRs except for HR34, that's flat out dumb.




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  17. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Again, stick with one and keep it.
    Even HR 23 has optical

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