Can't connect new Bell Fibe box with old receiver
Hi. I'm trying to get my ancient surround-sound receiver to work with my cable box. The cable box is Bell Fibe and unfortunately it doesn't have the rca outputs that I had in my old Rogers box. It has hdmi and a host of other outputs.
I was thinking of getting a new receiver, but big $$!
I came across a converter at Best Buy - it's an Optical/Coax digital to analog converter. I also bought a digital optical audio cable.
I connected it all up, but it doesn't seem to work. The connections are digital box to the converter using the optical cord. From the converter box I connected the rca cable to my old reciever just like I used to with my old set up. Receiver is on the TV/Sat mode - just like before.
FYI - the hdmi output from the box is going into my tv.
It seems like it should work, but it doesn't - no sound. I'm wondering if the Bell Fibe box doesn't actually have any output coming out of the optical output? Or maybe it's something else?
Any help/direction would be appreciated. Thanks!