Two optical audio devices but only one on the receiver

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  1. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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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

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    I have one of those, and it works perfectly. You can get automatic optical switches, but those start from £150ish, if I remember rightly.
     
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  4. iTris666 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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