I have a few system components that have digital audio output in the form of optical audio or coaxil (not HDMI) - but only have one input for each on my receiver. Optical seems to be the dominant form of digital audio (only) used these days - is there a way to convert a coaxil digital audio to optical? Or an optical switcher like there are HDMI switchers?
Obviously best solution is a new receiver, but I’d rather avoid doing that for now.
I’ve bought many cables and several switches from Monoprice over the years, and have always been satisfied with their quality, and especially their price. The one time they sent me the wrong item, I contacted them and they shipped a replacement out immediately, and even let me keep the erroneous item.
I may need both, heh, as I have 3 digital audio devices (360, cablebox PVR and am thinking of getting a PS3), and my receiver only has one optical and one coaxil digital audio input (I input the video directly into my TV, which has no speakers). So I could split the 360 and PS3 using this device, and convert the cablebox to coaxil and be good to go.
Yeah, not to go all monoprice VM fanboi here, but one time I ordered a black floppy drive (don’t laugh) and they sent me a silver one instead. Since it was supposed to go in a black case and I wanted it to match, I asked for a replacement. They asked me to e-mail a photo of the drive to prove they sent the wrong color; then sent a second drive free of charge and let me keep the silver one too.
Of course, I haven’t found an use for that extra floppy drive yet, but it’s the thought that counts.
Not to go all Monoprice-hater here, but I once ordered a half-dozen audio cables and a few 6’ ethernet cords. All the audio cords were DOA, and all the ethernet cords they sent me were 3’. I asked for a replacement. They sent more DOA cords and more 3’ ethernet cables. Twice. Then I gave up. At least the price was low enough that I wasn’t out that much money on broken shit that I didn’t order.