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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 2014-02-01, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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optical cable help please

Hey guys long time;

I recently got a 5.1 (Dennon avr1513 with Boston Acustics) speakers
to mate to my samsung wifi tv

problem I'm having is the TV only has 1 audio out that is a optical ! But I thought I figured this out ! The TV optical lead does not fit into the port for the reciever.

If you see the pic (well I've cut and paste from the web)

1> The TV has a port marked digital auto out optical which looks nothing like the other end of the lead

2> The optical lead "LED" bit is longer than the port and wont fit

3> The digital in has a coax and a square type connector


The TV has a setting marked SPDIF and internal/external speakers

Do I need some kind of adaptor or lead, I want to take the audio from the TV to the AVR unit


and when I work out how to post an image I will do !
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 2014-02-01, 02:15 PM
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What's the make/model of the TV? Are you sure you haven't left the protector on the end of the optical cable? SPDIF can also be digital coaxial, in which case it's like an RCA connector:

Cables & Connections: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76085

Useful Post: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741

You can upload to any picture sharing site and cut/paste the URL here. Or here per the following instructions, but you need to be a junior member first and unfortunately, you're still a rookie:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=92167

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struggling to upload so here we have some web examples

this is the back of the TV, connection for opti out is on the right hand side, second from top, looks like a rectangular port

http://www2.crutchfield.com.edgesuit.../products/2011
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You likely have a mini plug style on the TV, with a Toslink needed on the receiver.

Check the manual for specifications on the digital audio output, or post the model of TV.

You likely need something like one of these below. Just providing the links for visual examples, more than one way to solve the problem and many places to purchase something that will work for you.

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/produ...roduct=8015344

http://www.monoprice.com/Search?cp_i...eyword=toslink

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2
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hi guys' my posts are being moderated at present; ok I managed to get an imageshack account up

http://imageshack.com/a/img547/4782/c9y3.jpg

this is somthing I put together hope you can understand

OH thanks for all the quick replies

yes I think its a toslink

samsung pn51d6500
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Your Crutchfield links are not working for some reason. Try rereading post 2.

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Your middle picture shows the plastic protector is still on the optical cable. Remove the protector as mentioned in post 2. The TV output picture is not very clear and is quite small. Can you get one that's clearer if the protector removal doesn't solve the problem?

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Thanks 57; I'll have another try as you suggested when I get home
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I'm assuming that you know that the cable needs to be "parallel" to the back of the TV and not perpendicular to the back of the TV, and that there's only one way it fits - there's a flat side and the other 3 sides.

Once it's inserted properly, you should see a red light coming out the other end that goes into the AVR. Also, you'll need to typically turn off the internal TV speakers in the TV audio setup menu to enable the optical output.

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Thanks 57 thats was it !

It had a cover, DOH thats all it was, plugged in and it worked as I'd set up the SPDIF

MANY thanks for your prompt and KIND assistance to a noob

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I made the same mistake at first. It's obvious to those who have previously worked with S/PDIF that the protective cover on the connector needed to be removed. There is also a S/PDIF mini-plug that requires a different cable or adapter.
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