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#1 OFFLINE   theebdk

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 09:26 AM

I just set up my entire Home Theater system and am loving life. However, I cannot figure out how to hook up my Playstation 2 to enjoy surround sound (currently using the red and white cable into my receiver). My receiver is a Sony STR-DE545 and it appears that I have run out of the Digital Optical Inputs. Have one for the TV/Sat and one for the DVD. Anyway to split a digital optical signal?

I really want to enjoy the football game in full surround sound. Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   cdru

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:07 AM

You can find a video input selector (like this one) that will allow you to switch between video/audio inputs, including a toslink (optical) connection. You should be able to find something significantly cheaper though, possibly on ebay.

#3 OFFLINE   MarkA

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 11:57 PM

It sounds like you want to combine it, not split it. This should be easy enough since you're dealing with light, not electricity. If you have a few bucks to spare in case you mess up, I'd try splicing two cables together into one connector by melting them obviously use your imagination and don't blame me when all you end up with is two broken TosLink cables

#4 OFFLINE   theebdk

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:59 PM

Thanks for the replies I appreciate it.

#5 OFFLINE   Cholly

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:04 AM

I just set up my entire Home Theater system and am loving life. However, I cannot figure out how to hook up my Playstation 2 to enjoy surround sound (currently using the red and white cable into my receiver). My receiver is a Sony STR-DE545 and it appears that I have run out of the Digital Optical Inputs. Have one for the TV/Sat and one for the DVD. Anyway to split a digital optical signal?

I really want to enjoy the football game in full surround sound. Thanks.

Radio Shack sells a 4 way digital optical selector for $14.99 -- I have one and it works fine. You can find a similar one at www.cablestogo.com under "converters and selectors".

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:50 PM

Thanks - just checked it out online. Not sure why I missed it before. Thank you




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