Thread: Optical A/B switch?
03-25-2007 12:19 AM #1
Optical A/B switch?
My sony receiver has one optical input (no HDMI). I need two. I would love to buy another receiver except that it's going to take a while for my bank account (not to mention my wiife... ) to recover from my PS3 purchase. Is there an economical solution (other than maually switching sources) ?"Whos the more foolish: The fool, or the fool who follows him?" - General Kenobi
Samsung 50" DLP HL-S5086W
Xbox 360 w/ Add-On HD DVD Drive (VGA)
PS3 60G (HDMI)
Sony 500w STR-K502 5.1 Receiver
Watch movies, not formats. Play games, not consoles.
03-25-2007 12:44 AM #2
Gee. I love answering my own questions. Shoulda looked a little harder before making this thread... Oh well just in case anyone else has this issue...
Several reviews said it worked both ways...
Optical Splitter - $6.99
03-25-2007 01:46 AM #3
Hey can you use Toslink cables for any optical plug? For instance, can I use a toslink cable to connect my HR20 to my Onkyo 604? Or do I have to use a general optical cable?Please Post Responsibly. If necessary, use a designated poster.
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03-25-2007 02:36 AM #4
From what I understand, Toslink is pretty much the standard for all home audio optical connections. Im not sure what the other (general) type is used for though. I've been using optical connections for my audio for a few years with various sources and they've all been Toslink.
03-25-2007 09:13 AM #5
I've got this guy -- http://www.psyclonegamer.com/products/index.asp?id=1004
Component video and optical audio switching. Programs fine with a Harmony 550 -- it's switching between my Xbox, XB360, Samsung BD and DirecTV DVR with no problems.