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Topic # 13930 6-Jun-2007 08:53
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hi there i need some help very quickly..

i have a sony davs-800 hometheatre system

i have this kind of optical input http://bruthahood.orcon.net.nz/DSC0001.jpg

and i have this cable http://www.digitalconnection.com/spec_images/toslink2.jpg

i am having trouble connecting the cable to the back of the hometheatre system

anyhelp or how to plug it in will be helpful.

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  Reply # 73569 6-Jun-2007 09:07
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I have a DAVS880 and I'm running a TOSlink cable to my Apple TV box.

Is there a protective plug in the TOSlink port on the back of the 800? Just pull it out and the cable should fit no problem.

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  Reply # 73580 6-Jun-2007 09:33
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your pics show the 'filler' plugs in the optical ports.  give one a gentle pull and then you should be left with a socket that you can use




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  Reply # 73606 6-Jun-2007 11:41
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cheers guys

thanks for the help i hav got anothe rproblem.. on the other end of this cable.. its got 3.5mm headfone plug when i put this into my soundcard there is no sound coming out any suggestions. i have onboard ALC882 and creative audigy value


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  Reply # 73653 6-Jun-2007 15:56
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There are toslinks which have toslink optical interfaces (as on the back of your Sony HT) at each end, and then there are those that have a 3.5mm connector on one end which is infact an optical connector. This interface was common on MD (minidisc) players where the minidisc players headphone socket could accept both a 3.5mm stereo electrical headphone circuit or optcial spdif connetion (but not simultaneously). Thus the optical 3.5mm type looks like a 3.5mm plug but infact has a plasitc optic fibre in the tip of the end point.

This is also used by some DVB boxs that support either optical spdif or line level electrical stereo connections on the same socket (again not simultaneously). The standard Foxtel STB in Aus has this type of 3.5mm spdif/optical & stereo line level socket.

So unless your sound card supports the optical spdif circuit up its 3.5mm line socket then I guess it maynot work.


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  Reply # 74125 9-Jun-2007 17:34
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A lot of soundcards do, but there seems to be 2 standards for the plugs, one is slightly longer (2mm or so) and hits something to turn the output on, the other is shaped just like a normal 1/8" headphone plug with the hole in the tip.




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