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sammich
Aug 6, 2009, 08:00 PM
We just picked up a cheap Yamaha AV Receiver and I wanted to connect the MBP to the amp properly. ATM, I've got a very pitiful 3.5mm to Stereo RCA connection which is alright for the time being.

I've already got the toslink cable so I don't want to shell out for a cable which bundles the little $1 adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Toslink-To-Optical-Mini-Adapter/dp/B0002MQGRM).

Does anyone in the Sydney area know where I can pick these little things up? Went Dick Smith/Harvey Norman/Apple Store etc and they don't carry it. I was especially surprised that Dick Smith didn't carry it (oddly dse.co.nz (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4a7b7aa7022ee6dc273fc0a87f3b0711/Product/View/P6703) has it on their site, not on the au site (http://search.dse.com.au/search?w=toslink&sessionid=4a7b7bc60aef63362740c0a87e0106ee&ts=new)).

Thanks in advance,
Sammich.



DoFoT9
Aug 6, 2009, 08:03 PM
search staticice.com.au (http://www.staticice.com.au), results will show :)

p.s. i thought toslink could plug directly into the MBP??

sammich
Aug 6, 2009, 08:12 PM
I should bookmark that site.....done.

Toslink has a square-ish end and is a bit bigger than 3.5mm.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/TOSLINK.jpg/180px-TOSLINK.jpg

DoFoT9
Aug 6, 2009, 08:13 PM
I should bookmark that site.....done.

Toslink has a square-ish end and is a bit bigger than 3.5mm.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/TOSLINK.jpg/180px-TOSLINK.jpg

right.. i must be thinking of a different plug/the adaptor you are talking about.

the site is amazing, finds anything comput-ery :) did you find anything lol?

sammich
Aug 6, 2009, 08:24 PM
Found one thing on the streetwise but that was the entire cable (still quite cheap) and would consider getting it but it's only one metre long.

I have known about this site (cablechick (http://www.cablechick.com.au/cables/toslink-to-35mm-digital-optical-adaptor.html)) but I didn't want to pay $9 shipping on a $7 item. AND now I'm a little annoyed because I went ahead and bought a belkin HDMI-HDMI cable from the Apple Store yesterday which I could've bought off that site and saved money even with the shipping.

Oh well. Should I burn the $16 for a $1 adapter or find someone in NZ to send it to me (called DSE Cust. Help and they said they couldn't send one from over over the pond, ridiculous).

DoFoT9
Aug 6, 2009, 08:28 PM
Found one thing on the streetwise but that was the entire cable (still quite cheap) and would consider getting it but it's only one metre long.

I have known about this site (cablechick (http://www.cablechick.com.au/cables/toslink-to-35mm-digital-optical-adaptor.html)) but I didn't want to pay $9 shipping on a $7 item. AND now I'm a little annoyed because I went ahead and bought a belkin HDMI-HDMI cable from the Apple Store yesterday which I could've bought off that site and saved money even with the shipping.

Oh well. Should I burn the $17 for a $1 adapter or find someone in NZ to send it to me (called DSE Cust. Help and they said they couldn't send one from over over the pond, ridiculous).

streetwise is really reliable :) but often quite expensive. i would rate them the best non-retail mac reseller.

i have purchased from cablechick before, they are so cheap and very quick! they are based at brisbane i think (im on the NSW/QLD border), really nice people they sent us a Mintie in our last package!

tbh i would just purchase it from them cablechick.. nice people.

sammich
Aug 6, 2009, 08:36 PM
Cool, thanks for the review. I think i'll grab some other stuff from them while I'm shopping there. Need to cable up the surround then maybe I'll post it to the Home Theatre setup thread.

Rather ridiculous watching a 6.1 HD movie in 2 channels.

DoFoT9
Aug 6, 2009, 08:41 PM
Cool, thanks for the review. I think i'll grab some other stuff from them while I'm shopping there. Need to cable up the surround then maybe I'll post it to the Home Theatre setup thread.

awsome im around there all the time :) very cheap so its def worth it.

Rather ridiculous watching a 6.1 HD movie in 2 channels.

:eek:! tsktsk haha. i know how you mean though, at the moment i am just using my TV speakers! terrible sound, need to invest in a home theatre.

sammich
Aug 6, 2009, 09:09 PM
awsome im around there all the time :)

I've noticed...you like live on these forums.

:eek:! tsktsk haha. i know how you mean though, at the moment i am just using my TV speakers! terrible sound, need to invest in a home theatre.

Setup is brilliant except the PS3 is only spitting out 2 channel audio, even when I'm watching bloody Casino Royale on BD.

DoFoT9
Aug 6, 2009, 09:15 PM
I've noticed...you like live on these forums.

i know haha, kinda sad isnt it. im just trying to gain knowledge and help people



Setup is brilliant except the PS3 is only spitting out 2 channel audio, even when I'm watching bloody Casino Royale on BD.

wish i could afford a PS3, would be a great experience. i wonder why Sony made it only have 2 channel audio? biggest waste IMO.

sammich
Aug 6, 2009, 09:21 PM
i know haha, kinda sad isnt it. im just trying to gain knowledge and help people

Spend a couple of months on this place and you will literally be over qualified for a job at a Genius bar :D

wish i could afford a PS3, would be a great experience. i wonder why Sony made it only have 2 channel audio? biggest waste IMO.

It's fixed now, I guess a restart fixed it all up. PS3 came with the TV, I don't think I would've ever bought it otherwise.

DoFoT9
Aug 6, 2009, 09:23 PM
Spend a couple of months on this place and you will literally be over qualified for a job at a Genius bar :D
haha apparently not, i applied at the new Robina Apple Store, they apparently didnt like me very much because they didnt hire me!!

i guess Apple dont hire people that know stuff... :rolleyes:

It's fixed now, I guess a restart fixed it all up. PS3 came with the TV, I don't think I would've ever bought it otherwise.
what an odd occurrence. technology these days!

ahh with the TV, i see :) too bad i cant afford one of those either :p uni has its bad points haha

GregKiesler
Dec 13, 2012, 10:30 AM
Well for one thing cheap and quality rarely go together, But I did find an australian site that got me professional cables for my system for really low prices. Seriously, quality cables can make all the difference. Their site was www.customHT.com.au