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Signalex 1M Metre Pure Optical TOS Link Cable TOSLink Digital Audio Lead from Poundland
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#1
what a bargain
#2
none in my store ..

delivery on wed . fingers crossed they get them in. I was looking to buy three yesterday . good timing
#3
It isn't gold plated though. I want gold plated photons and also it can't be any good because it doesn't cost £200 per metre.
#4
fishmaster
It isn't gold plated though. I want gold plated photons and also it can't be any good because it doesn't cost £200 per metre.


It'll be interesting to see if anyone doesn't get the sarcasm here
#5
they be plastic fibre though,
i got cheap crap ones,they good for a while,but i ran into issues.
got a £10 glass one for free witha play.com deal a while back,never had an issue since,
all i can put it down to is the cable
#6
definately is will check my local see if they've got one thanks..
#7
IS there a cheap splitter for these?
ie, two SPDIF outupt into a single input?
I have a few devices (xbox, wdtv, bd) that output via spdif but only one input into the receiver. I dont want to keep plugging and unplugging them.
#8
What do these do, out of curiosity?

(I've just come back from the jungle.)
#9
Quids
What do these do, out of curiosity?

(I've just come back from the jungle.)


Same here, i'd really like to know what this cable does as i've got a few bits of kit that has this port on them. :?
#10
machofairy
IS there a cheap splitter for these?
ie, two SPDIF outupt into a single input?
I have a few devices (xbox, wdtv, bd) that output via spdif but only one input into the receiver. I dont want to keep plugging and unplugging them.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Optical-TOSlink-SPDIF-Splitter/dp/B0018K94MG

try that, i'm using one at the moment, £6 delivered. i also have one of the other types at the link below, which are £4. the one below is supposed to have one output going to two inputs, but you can use it the other way around as long as you only have one item outputting at once. for the sake of £2 i'd recommend the 3 way model with manual switch

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Optical-TOSlink-SPDIF-Splitter/dp/B000RWBOSI

i think i got the bottom one from maplins instore. you can get them from plenty of places but the amazon prices are pretty good including delivery. you can also get cheap cables like the one below delivered for £2.24. you might find some cheaper, i think i got one for about £1.60 delivered a few months ago

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HIGH-PROFESSIONAL-TOSLINK-CABLE-Electronics/dp/B000NHBMHA/
#11
You could plug your ps3 with this optical device to your home cinema and have 5.1 sound
#12
daveshop
Same here, i'd really like to know what this cable does as i've got a few bits of kit that has this port on them. :?


audio. i use it to send the audio from my xbox 360 and also from my dvd player to my 5.1 system.
#13
Actually, optical cables are one thing you do need to spend to get decent quality.

Any old bit of copper with a cheap tin connector will pass an electric current but a poorly assembled optical cable will not pass light efficiently and will cause problems ....
#14
daveshop
Same here, i'd really like to know what this cable does as i've got a few bits of kit that has this port on them. :?


it's a fibre optical cable that carries digital audio, usually between an item like a dvd player to amp, but also ps3, xbox, cd player, computers, minidisc etc use them. it can carry a 5.1 surround sound, or even 7.1 etc. you can do the same via a digital coax cable (the cable is basically the same as an analogue RCA cable but carries a digital signal that would sound like a fax machine if you heard it)

places like dixons and comet try and sell them for about £10 in a fancy box, but like USB cables they either work or don't, so you may as well use the cheap ones that you can get online
#15
raymcm
Actually, optical cables are one thing you do need to spend to get decent quality.

Any old bit of copper with a cheap tin connector will pass an electric current but a poorly assembled optical cable will not pass light efficiently and will cause problems ....


Absolutely right. If you only buy poor quality optical cables the light dims as it passes through the cable making it sound 'darker'.
#16
SpamJavelin
Absolutely right. If you only buy poor quality optical cables the light dims as it passes through the cable making it sound 'darker'.


as in satanic??
#17
raymcm
Actually, optical cables are one thing you do need to spend to get decent quality.

Any old bit of copper with a cheap tin connector will pass an electric current but a poorly assembled optical cable will not pass light efficiently and will cause problems ....


+1
#18
Great deal, I have both a cheap cable and a expensive one and I did a sound test and could not tell the difference between them,
#19
If you cant find these. Then go to ebay there literaly the same price.
#20
Optical is a digital connection so you can pretty much say "if it gets there...it works".
h&r
#21
raymcm

Any old bit of copper with a cheap tin connector will pass an electric current


At DC yes, but it won't necessarily pass high frequencies unless properly designed and constructed. Same goes with fibres and connectors, though TOSLink runs at a pretty low bit rate.
#22
RobTT
Optical is a digital connection so you can pretty much say "if it gets there...it works".


+1
#23
mikerj
At DC yes, but it won't necessarily pass high frequencies unless properly designed and constructed. Same goes with fibres and connectors, though TOSLink runs at a pretty low bit rate.

We're talking digital here
#24
piratematt
+1


If it makes you happy
#25
Great price normally a fiver at least for these, will get a couple as spares if my store gets any.
#26
i love this; was looking for a cheap one!
1 Like #27
The Power
Great deal, I have both a cheap cable and a expensive one and I did a sound test and could not tell the difference between them,


That probably says more about your hearing than the cables ....

sorry couldnt resist :-D
#28
raymcm
That probably says more about your hearing than the cables ....

sorry couldnt resist :-D

Pardon :roll:
#29
RobTT
Optical is a digital connection so you can pretty much say "if it gets there...it works".
h&r


spot on mate same with hdmi cables imo , plus its only a POUND
#30
All this tosh about gold plated scart leads make me laugh, I have not come across a TV yet or a S*Y box that has gold plated scart sockets.

So you spend a fortune on a "high quality" lead that is a "must" in Currys or Comet but you plug it in to basic cheap metal sockets.......

As for this lead, it is a steal for a pound, buy a second one in case it is a poor build quality.

Not sure about the theory of "if it gets there it works", badly polished or damaged ends will result in massive db losses. The signal has to "launch" and be received so either end could be a problem but it the same on the expensive ones, £30 + in currys.

Oh, and when the salesman tells you that their optical cable is better because its sheilded then that is rubbish as optical fibre is immune to external electrical interferance.
#31
epic!
#32
harbottle
All this tosh about gold plated scart leads make me laugh, I have not come across a TV yet or a S*Y box that has gold plated scart sockets.

So you spend a fortune on a "high quality" lead that is a "must" in Currys or Comet but you plug it in to basic cheap metal sockets.......

As for this lead, it is a steal for a pound, buy a second one in case it is a poor build quality.

Not sure about the theory of "if it gets there it works", badly polished or damaged ends will result in massive db losses. The signal has to "launch" and be received so either end could be a problem but it the same on the expensive ones, £30 + in currys.

Oh, and when the salesman tells you that their optical cable is better because its sheilded then that is rubbish as optical fibre is immune to external electrical interferance.


I kind of meant if the signal gets there it works...not the cable! Toslink is pretty good these days if you have any problems with your connection you will hear horrendous pops or clicks...or nothing, they don't suffer from "db losses".
#33
HDMI cables and optical leads are not really subject to signal degredation......
#34
alera
HDMI cables and optical leads are not really subject to signal degredation......


u can get 2 types of toslink cable

plastic and glass.

there is a difference in quality,dont care what anyoen says there is a difference.
and i have a LG tv and hte connectors on the back of mine are gold plated to the person who mentioned it
#35
ramiuk1
they be plastic fibre though,
i got cheap crap ones,they good for a while,but i ran into issues.
got a £10 glass one for free witha play.com deal a while back,never had an issue since,
all i can put it down to is the cable


a £10 glass one? are you sure cos theyre pretty expensive
#36
sul
a £10 glass one? are you sure cos theyre pretty expensive


yeah it defo polished glass,i got it free or on sale with something because i bought something else,it might of been more than that originally i dont know?
#37
this seems like a bargin. i managed to blag two from richer sounds when buying my 5.1 home cinema and amp. i thought i did well to blag two free ones priced at 19.99 each. obviously i wasn't gettin that much of a deal. hot
#38
durster2006
this seems like a bargin. i managed to blag two from richer sounds when buying my 5.1 home cinema and amp. i thought i did well to blag two free ones priced at 19.99 each. obviously i wasn't gettin that much of a deal. hot


the chances are u got glass ones,

wish folk would stop comparing these £1 things to decent ones,there is a difference people.

digital dont loose and all this crap,its all sent in 0s and 1s,but cheap cheap crap can send errors especially if its uncompressed 5.1 or 7.1 audio.

stil a good deal for the average joe
#39
fishmaster
It isn't gold plated though. I want gold plated photons and also it can't be any good because it doesn't cost £200 per metre.


they are gold plated
and as i work with optical fibre cables allday the only important piece is the very tips have to be pollished to great standard as the metal sheath is for eathing (mainly)
#40
fishmaster;7207759
It isn't gold plated though. I want gold plated photons and also it can't be any good because it doesn't cost £200 per metre.

showing your low intelligence level then.....the thing with optical cables is that it is important to get decent quality ones but £200 is just plain silly, i wouldnt spend that much....however, any bend in the cable and data wont transfer down the cable very well or at all and they are easily damaged...cheap ones are usually a waste of time imo...get something a little better...gold plating is good conductor and good resisitor to corrosion

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