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# 17649 5-Dec-2007 18:12
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Hi my reciever only has one input for an optical cable but I really want both my PS3 and Xbox360 connected to it so I dont have to keep changing it all the time.  Can you get a double adaptor type thing for this.  I know you can get AV centre things like this http://www.futureshop.co.uk/av-control-centre-245c-black-componentsvideo-optical-audio-p-796.html but I dont need the video splitting as I have enough component cable inputs.

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  # 98398 5-Dec-2007 18:54
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DSE sell something like this. Is that what you are after?


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  # 98421 5-Dec-2007 20:48
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Hmm - this looks like a one into two connection but it might work the other way so long as both inputs are not active at the same time.

I had a similar problem - only one Toslink input on my AVR but want to connect up a PS3 and HD-DVD player for 5.1 sound. I ended up purchasing one of these

http://www.amazon.com/SW100-Digital-Optical-Selector-Connections/dp/B000812QC6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1196840638&sr=8-2

They don't ship here but I will be in the US to pick it up.




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System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 98498 6-Dec-2007 10:37
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lchiu7: Hmm - this looks like a one into two connection but it might work the other way so long as both inputs are not active at the same time.


It's only light, right? So it should work both ways identically.... I am guessing. If both units are on at same time, then I'd imagine the receiver might get somewhat confused. It's only $14, so may be worth experimenting with.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 98592 6-Dec-2007 16:53
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Thanks guys just found a site that has that splitter and has reviews for it seems to go both ways from the customer comments so I will give it a go this weekend.
The link is http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042301&p_id=966&seq=1&format=4#feedback if anyones interested.

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# 98603 6-Dec-2007 17:57
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Cool! Please let us know how you get on. Laughing

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  # 98656 6-Dec-2007 22:06
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simian: Thanks guys just found a site that has that splitter and has reviews for it seems to go both ways from the customer comments so I will give it a go this weekend.
The link is http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042301&p_id=966&seq=1&format=4#feedback if anyones interested.


Monoprice has good stuff. What is the shipping to NZ?




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 98672 6-Dec-2007 23:22
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I think this may be more what you are after.

http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=AC1675&CATID=&keywords=optical&SPECIAL=&form=KEYWORD&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=

 
 
 
 


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  # 98774 7-Dec-2007 16:17
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Looks like what I purchased off Amazon. Slightly more expensive (I paid US$16 in total) but at least it's local




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 




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Wannabe Geek


  # 99176 10-Dec-2007 07:18
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Thanks guys, in the end I went for the 4 Way Optical Switch Box from Jaycar as I also needed an optical cable and it came with one.  It was quite cheap looking in the store but when I got it out of the packaging I was quite suprised at how solid it feels.  Well it does the job perfectly as well no problems with the strength of the signal and I have another input ready if I need it.  I would recommend this to anyone needing something similar.

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