Sucks but it's what you get, as mentioned a new receiver is probably cheaper than the equipment needed to make it work with an old receiver. Hi Josh: What do you hear with the headphones now? You just take the front left and right speaker pre-outs from it. The two cabling systems have some practical differences, and there is some debate about which is best. Of course, as soon as I say this someone will chime in with an exception. This will definitely be your best option. The more info you can provide, the faster we can help! It is a quick and convenient way to chat with one of our technical experts without having to stop what you are working on to place a phone call. If you have no need to the latest technology e.
So now what is my solution for this? There are a number of other makes available too. To help us more effectively help you, please be ready with product number, make and model of any equipment you are connecting, operating system if applicable , etc. On the other hand, Toslink is more susceptible to damage from bending or being stood upon by accident because the optical fiber is more fragile than metal wires. Coaxial may therefore be a better choice for shorter cable lengths or for use in tight spaces where the cable is not in a perfectly straight line. . If you're source is anything other than the integrated tuner all you're going to get is 2 channel stereo anyway, there's some kind of copy protection that prevents the television from passing on the full 5. When the signal reaches the receiver, it undergoes a conversion to an electrical signal again.
I am having the same issue at the original poster. Hi My self Anuroop Vincent,I had also similar issue. A coaxial coax cable is a shielded copper wire that is manufactured to be rugged. I connect a headphone to it through a Digital-to-Analog audio converter. Or better yet use a amplifier with zone 2 preouts because that will usually be a downmixed 2-channel output. Only optical audio out port.
While such subjective differences may exist, the effect is likely subtle, notable only with high-end systems, if that. The cheapest source I can find on the Internet is. Our Live Chat feature allows you to ask questions and receive answers in real time while you are at your computer! I currently have them hooked up to the headphone jack, but cannot mute them, as that function only works with the built-in speakers. So you should buy a Optical to Analog converter Toslink something like that. I have a couple of grand + worth of stereo equipment that I would like to use. Then you can connect to the tv and Home theater.
I can only play tv sound through my soundbar through my Roku. After changing this you can hear the wonderful sound from the home theater. Before I can really help you, I need you to tell me or confirm the make and model of loop driver you have so I know what jacks it has on the back. Hi Biff: Which unit did you purchase? Toslink cabling uses a fiber optic cable, meaning it carries audio information as light pulses, in this case red light. This not only provides added flexibility for equipment placement, but also saves money by eliminating the need to purchase digital repeaters. In practice, however, very lengthy coaxial cabling could be subject to electrical interference or even degraded cabling.
Not all audio equipment supports both options, so you may not have a choice, but if you do, you want to make an informed choice about which cable will perform best in your home. Coaxial cables are known to lose signal strength over long distances, which is usually not a concern for the average home user. Your response is a typical engineer's response: You can invent interesting devices; but you cannot communicate their effective use and setup to anyone. Once in analog format, the signal can then be distributed up to 150 feet away, surpassing the length limitation of standard digital audio. For example, one or both devices being connected may only have sockets for one of the two formats.
In perfect conditions there should be no discernible difference in quality between the two formats. I also asked someone else at a different store. The issue is that here is no mini jack or any analog output port. Toslink is the name of a system for connecting two devices and transmitting a digital audio signal through an optical fiber cable. As long as the cables themselves are well made, you should find little performance difference between the two types, especially over short connection distances.
Each end of a coaxial cable uses familiar , which are reliable and stay firmly connected. I had been doing this since 2008. This is because with digital, unlike with analog, each individual instance of audio is either transmitted perfectly or not at all. Cordially, Neil Hi, Neil, I bought the unit that you suggested, the instructions are pretty useless, it tells you what you have, but no diagram to show what you are to hook up and where. So you better confirm for certain what your specific set will send out. However, if distance is an issue, then optical cables are the better choice.
Also no name brands even more so. The answer varies depending on the source you ask, and many professionals agree that the difference in performance is usually negligible. Choosing which format to use is largely a matter of practicalities. Or whatever channels you want which have the best quality dialogue on them. The signal that travels through the cable from the source must first be converted from an electrical signal to an optical one.