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    I have found an optical switch on ebay so I can connect more then one device to my surround sound.

    they recommend using 6mm thick cables with it does it really make a difference.

    Thanks

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    Original Poster Banned

    http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/9c/e4/b46c_1.JPG

    Had one meself, its not good.

    If hotukdeals search wasnt so crap, id post a link of one someone found on amazon for £4 and the comments made from people.

    Original Poster Banned

    what was wrong with it

    splatsplatsplat

    If hotukdeals search wasnt so crap, id post a link of one someone found … If hotukdeals search wasnt so crap, id post a link of one someone found on amazon for £4 and the comments made from people.



    hotukdeals.com/dea…606

    Just use google to search, it's much easier!

    Original Poster Banned

    Is there another witch I could get that of better quality

    hotukdeals.com/dea…385

    Never had a problem with it myself - lol

    This is the one I ordered from e-bay, came with 3x 1.5m optical cables which suited me fine

    Seach that well known online auction site for item number: 380308480611
    Should be a 3 way optical switch with Leads from Kenable.

    Edited by: "Funder" 4th Feb 2011

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    Funder

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hq-optical-toslink-3-port-switch-4-45-delivered-amazon/860606?p=10468385Never had a problem with it myself - lolThis is the one I ordered from e-bay, came with 3x 1.5m optical cables which suited me fine :)Seach that well known online auction site for item number: 380308480611 Should be a 3 way optical switch with Leads from Kenable.



    Yeah I am looking at the one from kenable

    is there Sound quality loss aging though this I have read that as its optical these is not sound loss. Is this true and how do you find the sound going though one of these.

    kenable are a good company. Got all my remote dimmers from them

    No noticable change in sound, not that there should be. Optical transmission is a form of digital, so as long as the light gets from one end to the other and isn't obscurred in between it should be fine.

    All I did with mine was shone a torch in the main input port, and checked that it came out of the other ports at each of the correct switch positions. just to make sure that the fibre optics inside the switch was not damaged

    (There is no 'clever' electronics in these switches. Effectively you have a piece of optical cable that is connected to the main port at one end, and is physically moved by the switch to one of the output ports. Keep it simple, less to go wrong )

    All I would say is make sure that you have the optical cables the right way around when you plug them in, (the holes & cables are keyed), and also make sure you push them fully in (you should feel it 'click' into place), there have been complaints from people about the cables popping out, but I know from my switch that if the cable is pushed in fully there is no-way it could ever 'pop' out
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