Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




215 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 85467 20-Jun-2011 11:17
Send private message

This is out of my league!  Have 2 devices with digital audio output that would like to feed into the Bose digital input.

What is the best way to do this? Is there a splitter avaliable or if not a switch that will do the job?

Many thanks

Create new topic
1869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 113


  Reply # 483106 20-Jun-2011 12:23
Send private message

Can't say that I've heard of an optical splitter'
It probably wouldn't be a good idea to mix two optical signals to one input anyway.
An optical switch would be the best ay but can't say I've come across them either.
In the absence of either I guess the only solution is to unplug one and plug in other as required or look for a new amp.
If your amp has a coax input as well and one device has coax output that would work using coax instead of optical.

1869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 113


  Reply # 483118 20-Jun-2011 12:29
Send private message

P.S.
Obviously Optical switches do exist.
Just found this on Trademe

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Home-audio/Home-theatre/auction-384959516.htm

 
 
 
 


6502 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 517

Trusted

  Reply # 483135 20-Jun-2011 12:52
Send private message

Sorry if this is real obvious, but do you have an option for digital coax instead of optical? It's the same signal, just sent adifferent way.



215 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 483183 20-Jun-2011 13:57
Send private message

Thanks guys - will get back to you on this one - meantime am trying to get an HDMI splitter to work on MySky - just got this unit - http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/product/1752/HDMI-Splitter/HDMI-Splitter/ but the picture is "washed out". Have gone back to the supplier to see what they have to say!
Anyone any input - have been told that not all splitters work on MySky - is that correct?
Thanks

Infrastructure Geek
4043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 483371 20-Jun-2011 20:09
Send private message

stuffed: This is out of my league!  Have 2 devices with digital audio output that would like to feed into the Bose digital input.

What is the best way to do this? Is there a splitter avaliable or if not a switch that will do the job?



a switch might  work, but a splitter is completely the wrong terminology - it would be a 'joiner' (though i'd hate to think what a joined signal would output if they were both active at once)


does the bose only have a single digital input?  normally a system will have more one.  what model bose do you have, for reference?




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs




215 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 483639 21-Jun-2011 13:38
Send private message

A 12 year old Bose - just 1 digital input.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.