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Cables To Go - 40019 - Optical To Coaxial Digital Audio Converter
List Price: $35.88

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Product Description

Run out of TOSlink inputs on your receiver? This optical to coaxial converter will allow you to connect the TOSlink optical output from your DVD, cable or satellite receiver to a coaxial digital audio input. Don't buy a new receiver - simply change media formats and get full digital signal sound quality.

  • Audio Video Devices
  • Converters
  • Optical to Coaxial Digital Audio Converter
  • Perfect for Home Theater, Dolby Digital and DTS
  • 1 Year

Customer Reviews:

  • Works, not too thrilled tho..
    Yes, works as described. Sound quality suffers big time. If at all you can avoid buying it, please do....more info
  • Works as advertised
    It is a great little product that got me out of a jam of having only one optical connection when I needed two. I used this to connect the available coaxial port on my receiver from my Bravia TV. It works great without any intervention from me. Knock on wood it stays that way....more info
  • works fine with one problem
    the product works fine and it came in black instead of silver which was a delightful surprise, the only problem is that every now and then it needs to be reset. to reset the easy way, (instead of unplugging it)I cycled through the settings on my receiver (i.e. aux1, aux2, etc)i would recommend this for people who dont want to spend alot to get there optical audio cable to digital coaxial...more info
  • Solved my problem!
    Does exactly what it supposed to do. Saved me money, by not having to by a new receiver....more info
  • It Works
    It worked as promised on my setup, a Macbook to an amplifier with digital coax input....more info
  • Works Great
    Very simple to setup. Works like a charm. What more can I say....more info
  • Works flawlessly!
    I have this plugged in behind my TV, and it has worked flawlessly with my Xbox 360. Never had to even look at it since I originally hooked it up!...more info
  • Worked for my Tivo HD, no hassles
    My amp has 1 optical and 3 coaxial digital audio connections. Both my playstation 3 and Tivo HD are optical only. With this convertor I can have both components hooked up at the same time with no problems, it just works and I still get the dolby digital 5.1 from the Tivo. I can discern no difference between connecting the tivo directly to the amp via optical, or to this convertor and then to coaxial on the amp. I have my tivo and this unit on a timer that turns it off 12+ hours a day to save energy, and this device doesn't mind losing power each day.
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  • Where have you been all my life?
    Like many other reviewers, I have more optical devices than inputs on my receiver. I used this to connect an HD-DVD player to a free coaxial input. I have an HD Audio Receiver and in order to take advantage of the HD-DVD player's audio formats, I needed to make a separate digital audio connection (My Toshiba HD-DVD Player does not bistream audio over HDMI). So far so good, it has worked without a problem for 2 weeks now.

    It is a fairly small, low powered device. The adapter comes with a transformer but generates virtually no heat. I read the reviews before purchasing the devices and made sure I had access to the plug just incase I needed to cycle the power. Since the HD-DVD player is used least as it's a deceased format, the potential for audio interruption was not a major concern as long as it could be easily remedied

    Overall, this is a very welcome solution that saved me from buying an pricey "Elite" receiver!
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  • Sounds pops in and out intermittently
    It works, but at random moments (approximately once or twice an hour during continuous playback), the sound will go out for a second and then go back on again. Find a different brand....more info
  • Works great, easy install
    Just plug it in and it works. Let me connect both my DLP TV and HD DVD to a Sony Home Theater system.
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  • Simply works
    What else can one ask for for such a simple device does such a simple thing? It works well between a DVD player and Bose system.

    Yes, there is a brick, but it's much smaller than I expected. My option is to either get this inexpensive device with a small brick, or shell out $200 for a psyclone hdmi/toslink switch, which is 100 times in size. There are also manual toslink switches out there, but I cannot fully remote control the system....more info
  • Works as promised
    Small, easy to plug, very light. Just plug it in and it is working. It does not heat up. There is no delay in the sound either. So it is just what I needed to plug the eee Box to my amp that only has coax digital input. Great product works as advertised....more info
  • It saved me from buying a new receiver
    Despite these other reviews claiming it locks up and freezes I have not encountered that at all over the past 2 months. Sound quality is fine. I wish the local electronic stores carried this product. ...more info
  • Does what it's supposed to do.
    I ran out of fiber optic audio inputs on my receiver, and of course, the dumb thing will only pass through HDMI audio, it won't decode it. I did happen to have a digital coaxial input, though, so I bought this. It's kind of a pain that it needs to be powered by a brick bigger than the device itself, but it does what it's supposed to do, and at a reasonable price....more info
  • Hiccup
    My Bose home theater, kind of stupid, has only 1 optical digital audio input, and 4 coaxial digital audio inputs. Most of the devices, now a day, only support optical digital audio input.

    So, I purchased this converter. And here is my review on this product.

    + It's quite easy to install. It comes with a power adapter. Just plugs that to the outlet. Connect the coaxial digital audio, in my case, to my home theater. Connect the optical digital audio to my DVD player.

    + The audio is pretty good. Now, I can listen to Dolby Digital 5.1 from my DVD player.

    + After purchasing the converter, you will need to purchase 2 more cables, the optical digital audio cable and the coaxial digital audio cable.

    + I've heard people having problem with it that will require unplug the power adapter and replug it. I never had this kind of problem..... well until yesterday. The audio just stopped. I didn't have time to try the fix (by unplug the adapter). But, I turned it on again this morning. And it is working. So, it got a hiccup. Hopefully, the hiccup doesn't happen too often.
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  • so far so good
    I don't use the device it's connected to much, but so far none of the dropouts others are complaining about. Will update if I hear it.

    Would be cooler if it were dual....more info