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  Reply # 738405 29-Dec-2012 20:43 Send private message

Lurch: Surprised that it didn't come with breakout cables in the box. LG usually supply them.


The cables in your photo look like they're designed to connect to a 3.5mm analogue output and just convert to RCA.

In the case of this particular TV there is no analogue output - only an optical one. My LG 42" purchased this year is the same.

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  Reply # 738418 29-Dec-2012 21:08 Send private message

Actually the LE5510 has optical and Headphone Out, which I assume you can connect the breakout cables to.

My LM7600 came with this option, also a few other goodies in the box that were not mentioned on the LG website or at Noel Leeming. My TV is only a month old :-)

As for LG/Noel Leeming warranty backup service that's another matter.


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  Reply # 738421 29-Dec-2012 21:28 Send private message

Lurch: Actually the LE5510 has optical and Headphone Out, which I assume you can connect the breakout cables to.


Interesting - mine (forget the model number but definitely not either of the ones discussed here) definitely doesn't have a headphone jack. I'm not sure it would be a good idea to use it for this purpose anyway though because it would be amplified and you'd really want a line level output to connect to the home theatre system.

As for LG/Noel Leeming warranty backup service that's another matter.


That's a shame. One of the reasons I bought LG gear when I moved into my new place is that their 0800 support and active participation on Facebook gave the impression that there would be decent backup service available but you never know for sure until something goes wrong.

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  Reply # 738429 29-Dec-2012 22:02 Send private message

Wheelbarrow01: Thanks for all your ideas guys.

Yesterday I bought a Toslink to digital coax converter box from Jaycar. The Toslink signal comes out of the TV, is converted into digital coax, then heads to the Bose system. I wasn't convinced that it was going to work but it has, and the sound quality seems to be perfect so far but I still have some testing to do with the various inputs to the TV.

I had to go and buy a new Toslink cable as the one I already had has gone for a wander. This meant a trip to my local Dick Smith store in Northwood Christchurch. I looked around the aisles for a bit but couldn't see any, so I asked a saleman if they stocked Toslink cables. His immediate response was "No". I waited for him to offer an alternative or ask what I wanted it for but no further communication was forthcoming. I then asked him if he knew who might stock them. "I have no idea" was his response, before ambling away without saying another word. It dawned on me that he probably didn't know what I was talking about but you would think he would have asked me what it was - rather than just saying they don't have them.

Fantastic customer service there Dick Smith - especially when a quick look on the Dick Smith website when I got home showed that the Northwood store has them in stock.

It now seems likely that this useless and unhelpful salesman has no idea what a Toslink cable is, and has no desire to learn. The scary thing is he is probably the store manager or something. This sort of thing really grinds my gears. Queue the Facebook rant.......

Fortunately the good blokes at Harvey Norman just across the carpark were more than happy to help, and even marked the price of the cable down from $69.95 to just $10. The Dick Smith cable was $30 so their salesman really did me a favour in the end I suppose.



My guess is that the sales person knew what an optical cable was... but not a Toslink cable.
It's good to see that Dickies new owners have prioritized staff training...

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  Reply # 738470 30-Dec-2012 01:31 Send private message

Lurch:
zhuyan: I had a similar problem: my new LG Plasma 60" TV doesn't have the usual "audio out" but only the optical audio out; in the meantime my old Sony DVD Home Theater has only analogue audio in (red and white) but no optical audio in. SO I'm stuck here: either to upgrade my home theater to one with optical audio in;
Thanks for the info


Thought the same thing about my new LG TV but it came with break out cables in the box. One end was like a headphone jack but the other was standard RCA cables.

Anyway my Pioneer has optical in so using that.

http://flic.kr/p/dEVfQr


My new LG Plasma 60" TV does not have the headphone out either; and also in the package there are no cables like what you have shown included.

My old Sony LCD TV has got RCA audio out, optical audio out as well as headphone port; I was told by a sales person at the Sony shop that the new TV models do not have RCA audio out any more.

I have therefore ordered a Fiio D3 DAC to go with an optical cable; I wish to try this before I finally decide to upgrade my home theater system, probably next Boxing Day :)

Thanks for all the advice and info provided above; really find this forum useful!  

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