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#89042 25-Aug-2011 18:32
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I have just bought a LG 6500 (shocking sound) and want to connect it to my old Yamaha RX-930, until I can afford a decent surround system. As it has no optical input, RCA only, has anybody had any experience with the Coaxial/Optical to Audio Converters that sell for around $65 on TradeMe. That is the main part of my question but a secondary question would be as I have a Bose cube and base box speaker setup plus a pair of Mirage speakers, could I buy A $1000 Yamaha receiver plus a centre speaker and have passable 5.1 setup. Please know that I am a retired guy with limited funds and not razor sharp hearing. Any constuctive help would be appreciated but I am also open to maybe I am a dreamer.
 

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  #512459 26-Aug-2011 13:13
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Get an adapter for the headphone socket on the TV. Its a 3.5mm plug ---> 2 rca sockets.

Like this = http://reviews.dse.co.nz/8465-en_nz/P6572/reviews.htm

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  #512760 27-Aug-2011 07:39
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Have you got a jaycar store anywhere near you?

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=AC1601&form=CAT2&SUBCATID=1014#4

They have a 7 day no questions asked return policy (as long as packaging is undamaged).  That way you ccould try the above adapter to see if it produces the effect you are after.




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  #512766 27-Aug-2011 08:26
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I got one of the TOSLink to analog converters from jaycar recently to fix the lack of analog audio out of an LG plasma, worked a treat. Obviously it will only work with PCM feeds not DD, however the optical to coax (ie not analog) converters will pass DD between ports.

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productResults.asp?keywords=toslink&keyform=KEYWORD&SUBMIT.x=0&SUBMIT.y=0

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#512813 27-Aug-2011 10:49
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Thank-you for the replies---much appreciated, I have found the new digital knowledge hard going.

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