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Old 01-23-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Hi, I have one of the above on the back on my Samsung HL-S4666w and I want to connect it to my Samsung HTQ70 HTIB. Currently I'm using A/V cables on the A/V Out for sound so would the digital out provide better sound? If yes then do I just connect it to the External Digital optical input on the HTIB?

Would circuit city carry these cables for a decent price..any suggestions?

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Old 01-24-2007, 07:30 AM   #2
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probably the typical "Toslink" optical cable is needed

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...d=10229&style=
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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Yep, that is all you need and Monoprice is a great site to order high quality cables at very cheap prices. If you are not savy to ordering online or need it now, Walmat carries a Belkin Toslink cable for around a Ten spot (at least the did around X-mas).. The cables at CC and BB are a bit more. Stay away from overpriced Monster ripoff cable IMO.

http://www.walmart.com/search/search...+cable&ic=24_0
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Currently I'm using A/V cables on the A/V Out for sound so would the digital out provide better sound?
Std. A/V cables will only give you stereo and some forms of pro-logic surround, not Dolby, DTS, etc. digital audio. So you will be getting more than just 'better' sound.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:59 PM   #5
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Walmart only had a Philips "Fiber Optic Audio Cable" M62794 for $17.00 so is this the same thing as an Optical Digital Cable? I did notice is says it has a Toslink Connector. Didnt see an Belkins for 10.00 unfortunately.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:23 PM   #6
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Yep, that is a digital toslink cable. And will work better if you needed more than 3 ft.
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There are two types of digital audio cables: coax and optical. If the cable has RCA connectors, it's a coax type. If it's a slim, skinny cable with odd plastic connectors, it's optical.

Yes, that cable is an optical cable.
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:41 PM   #8
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Here is my set up. I have a Sony DVP-NS75H hooked up to my Samsung DLP via HDMI. Before hooking up the Optical cable I was using A/V cables to get the sound to my home theater and had no problem with volume level. Now that I have hooked up the Optical cable from the TV to the home theater I have to turn the home theater up to full blast to get a decent volume level so something isnt right. The volume seems okay via the optical cable when watching over the air broadcasts with my High Def antenae but playing DVD's is a problem. Any ideas? As always thanks!
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:53 PM   #9
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Check your DVD player for a setting to send audio via the optical output instead of the HDMI cable.
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The problem is the DVD player is connected to the TV via HDMI and the TV connected to the home theater via the optical cable so changing that setting didnt make a difference.
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The Way You Have It Hooked Up The Tv Should Control The Volume To The Reciver If Yor Tv Has An Option To Turn The Speakers Off Try That 1st Turn Off The Tv Spkrs Then Turn The Volume On The Reciver Up To 1/2 Then Increase The Volume On The Tv From Mute And See If The Reciver Gets Any Louder Oh And Play Some Music Or A Movie !:d
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You need a second fiber optic cable to hook up the DVD player to the HTIB. This is the only way you can get DD 5.1 or DTS while watching a DVD.
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I suspect the cable is either bad or of low quailty if that could cause the problem. I hooked up the DVD player via the cable directly to the HTIB and the volume is still low compared to HDMI. This cable is made by Jasco Products AV22684 so can a low grade cable
($12.00) cause this problem?
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I suspect the cable is either bad or of low quailty if that could cause the problem. I hooked up the DVD player via the cable directly to the HTIB and the volume is still low compared to HDMI. This cable is made by Jasco Products AV22684 so can a low grade cable
($12.00) cause this problem?
Make sure you change the setting on the DVD player to bitstream when you connect VIA the optical cable. If you dont you'll get the same PCM signal you were recieving from the TV.
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My LG tv has "Optical Digital Audio Out" but no A/V audio out. I want to hook it up to my older JVC Home Theater which has no Optical Digital Audio In, but does have A/V in. Is there a way to do this?
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