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Topic # 27469 27-Oct-2008 15:10
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Hi All,

I'm running a Sony home theater unit with only 1 optical input, till now I just had the PS3 connected to it but have since discovered a fix to the dreambox volume issue is to connect it via an optical input also. I don't want to be having to change the lead over each time I want to use the PS3, would this device I found on the dick smith site do?

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  Reply # 173870 27-Oct-2008 16:32
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Because it is a splitter it may work in the opposite sense to what you want, i.e. 1 to 2 rather than 2 to 1. You may need a switcher if such a thing is available here.  There's a lack of info on the dse site, however because they have a 14day return policy if it doesn't do what you need you can take it back for a refund, as long as it's still in merchantable quality (intact packaging etc).

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  Reply # 174014 28-Oct-2008 11:25
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For $30 this is a no brainer.


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  Reply # 174017 28-Oct-2008 11:42
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cyril7: For $30 this is a no brainer.


I've tried two new ones of those from Jaycar and both have caused problems in the switch itself so ended up buying a powered  one instead ( Joytech JS965 ) that works great, plus the fact you can remotely control it.

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  Reply # 174021 28-Oct-2008 11:47
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Hi, does not surprise me, I avoid optical spdif where possible, too many issues in the past with dodgy connection, so an optical switch would bring the worst out. Other option is to use coax electrical spdif and a basic old switch.


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