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#1 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:08 AM

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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#2 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

There are lots of adapters.

http://www.amazon.co...sl_5kvnuzee3y_b

 

I have no experience with any of them.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

Make sure you order the correct one.

 

Optical to coax

 

Coax to optical

 

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

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

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#5 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:12 PM

Make sure you order the correct one.

Optical to coax

Coax to optical


:coffee

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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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

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.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

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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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

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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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

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


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

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

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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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

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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This one is very high rated and from a lot of users.

http://www.amazon.co...xial to optical


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

This one is very high rated and from a lot of users.
http://www.amazon.co...xial to optical

Thanks, that's the one I just ordered. :) Looks easy, small, and reliable.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

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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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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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:39 PM

You could also say whats wrong the HTIB manufacturer for not putting a coax input on it?....it goes both ways....

this is what I have been saying for the longest


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:39 AM

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



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:26 AM

You could also say whats wrong the HTIB manufacturer for not putting a coax input on it?....it goes both ways....

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




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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:27 AM

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

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

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