Cable For Freeview Box

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    I am looking for the digital audio cable that is used with the Sony VTXD800U freeview box.

    I have had a look at the box and I haven't got a clue what kind of cable it is. Is it an Optical or a Coaxial?

    If anyone knows where to get one from and/or provide some pictures I would be very gratefull.

    Thanks
     
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    Hi I have linked my Sony up to my amp with an optical cable.

    You need a cable that has a mini toslink end. This looks like a 3.5mm jack plug. My cable had an adapter on the end for this. I got mine from www.hifibitz.co.uk. (I'll be damned i can find the exact link now)

    Obviously you also need to see what your amp takes. I would imagine that it takes a standard toslink.
     
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    Go to www.maplin.co.uk and do a search for the following product codes:

    QN16S 1m optical cable £9.99
    VH70M 2m optical cable £12.99
    VH71N 3m optical cable £14.99

    Mark.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I do already have a Toslink cable, so I guess all I really need is the 3.5mm Mini-jack adaptor? Would I be correct in thinking that?

    I must say it jolly difficult to see what kind of connection it is on the Sony.
     
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    If you can get one that fits your toslink cable then thats what you need. Please bare in mind it 'looks' like a 3.5 jack plug.

    The output is a small black rimmed hole, if you look carefully it will have a red light comming out of it.
     
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    Hi,

    Believe it or not - B&Q have the cable you need - it's a standard Toslink cable but also comes with two of the 3.5mm converters. Made by MaxView in the aerial secion ....

    Not a bad price or quality either ...

    Cheers,

    TeeeRex
     
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    Got an adaptor for my Toslink cable, so now enjoying freview digital radio.

    Thanks to all.
     

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