Two optical audio devices but only one on the receiver

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Sparky9292, May 30, 2011.

  1. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
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    I have a blu-ray player and an AppleTV 2. Both have optical audio out. But my receiver only has one optical input.

    How do I handle this?
  2. EmpyreanUK macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2011
    I have one of those, and it works perfectly. You can get automatic optical switches, but those start from £150ish, if I remember rightly.
  3. kjenyg macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
  4. iTris666 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2008
    I you have coaxial digital input ( RCA ) available on your receiver, you can find some inexpensive optical<->coaxial converters. This way you can switch on the receiver
  5. EmpyreanUK macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2011
    It's worth bearing in mind, though, that an optical to coax convertor would be powered, requiring you to have it plugged in to a wall socket.

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