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Decado
11-16-2005, 11:13 PM
Hey, does anyone know where I can get an optical audio switcher? Now that i'll be getting an xbox360 I would like that and my dvd player hooked up through the optical connection to the surround reciever. Do they sell em at best buy, or radioshack or anything, or do I have to get em online somewhere, or do they not make em at all?

adam71
11-17-2005, 03:48 AM
You only have 1 optical input on your receiver??

puppie_chow
11-17-2005, 03:49 AM
Yeah they make such a thing.

Best Buy or similar will have them.

Decado
11-17-2005, 03:51 AM
You only have 1 optical input on your receiver??

Yes, it's bullshit.

adam71
11-17-2005, 04:00 AM
I've never heard of an optical switcher but that does NOT mean they don't exist.

liar2
11-18-2005, 02:04 PM
I've seen them at radioshack. They're not very cheap though. It was about $40 or $50 for a 4 port switcher.

puppie_chow
11-18-2005, 02:09 PM
This guy (http://cgi.ebay.com/DIGITAL-OPTICAL-CABLE-CORD-ADAPTER-SELECTOR-SWITCH-BOX_W0QQitemZ5831820021QQcategoryZ32833QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) sells them for about $10 shipped...

93 saturn sl2
11-18-2005, 02:15 PM
Ive been wondering about optical switchers for a while also. That one off of ebay you have to put the cable in an adapter so wouldnt you lose sound quality there?

adam71
11-18-2005, 03:12 PM
That one off of ebay you have to put the cable in an adapter so wouldnt you lose sound quality there?

It depends on if the adapter cuts off the light flow or not. I don't understand why they would design one that way to be honest. That looks like it was designed to fail if you ask me. Why not just have regular optical ins and one optical out.:confused:

adam71
11-18-2005, 03:16 PM
I actually like this one better. It supports hi def and optical and seeing how the xbox supporst hi def too you would be all set.

Its more $$$$ though.


But then again I would try the cheap one first since even if it was a POS you would be out less than $10.

Decado
11-18-2005, 03:43 PM
I actually like this one better. It supports hi def and optical and seeing how the xbox supporst hi def too you would be all set.

Its more $$$$ though.


But then again I would try the cheap one first since even if it was a POS you would be out less than $10.

I think i'll go with the nice one.