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02-16-2009 09:56 PM #1
Any blue ray s550 compatible toslink switches?
I bought a three input to one ouput toslink or optical audio switch, from monoprice.com, which in the past I just had my dishnetwork and directv receivers connected to going to my one input surround sound system. Both those optical audio connections have worked fine.
I now have a sony bdp-s550 blue ray player which puts out no sound when I hook it up to the toslink switch with optical audio cable. If I hook up that same optical audio cable directly to my surround sound system it plays fine. So, as it seems to me and is agreed to by both a sony tech and monoprice tech, my toslink switch must not be compatible with the blue ray player. I don't see how this could be the case but it does seem to be the problem.
Does anyone know of a toslink switch with at least three inputs that is guaranteed to work with a blue ray player, hopefully with a sony s550?
Sorry it took me so long to explain just to get to my question!
02-17-2009 06:37 AM #2
I'm side-stepping your question a bit, but does your A/V receiver have 5.1 analog inputs? The S550 decodes the audio itself, so you would be getting HD Dolgy and MTS, which you would not get using Toslink.
02-17-2009 08:35 AM #3
1) What type of AVR do you have?
2) I assume you are using the switch because you have a lack of Toslink (aka Optical) inputs on your receiver, huh? How many digital audio connections do you need? How many does your AVR have?
3) Did you know that there is another type of digital audio connection through Digital Coaxial? Most AVR's have both Digital Coaxial and Toslink (Optical) inputs.
02-18-2009 01:27 AM #4
02-18-2009 01:45 AM #5
1.) Please see previous post.
2.) That is correct. Currently, I need three. One for a DishNet 622, one for a Directv HR-20, and hopefully one for my Sony BDP-S550 Blue Ray player. My Samsung theater in a box surround sound system has only one optical audio input.
3.) As far as I can tell I do not have a Digital Coaxial input. There is one connection that looks like it is for a coaxial cable but it looks like it says it is for an antennae.
I checked today at Best Buy, Walmart and Radio Shack and none of them have any Toslink switches so I guess I will have to get a different one online and hope it works. They all say they will work with blue ray players but I'm pretty sure the one I have now says the same. I was hoping to find one at a store in town, regardless of the price (well, within a little bit of reason) so I could just take it back if it doesn't work with my blue ray . I just happened to think maybe I should try Frys, which is about 40 miles away. Call them first, of course.
02-18-2009 08:51 AM #6
It might be time to think about a more versatile system.