Combine two toslink (optical audio) sources into one input.

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  1. BuggSuperstar

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    I would like to combine two toslink (optical audio) sources into one input without using a switcher where I have to get up off of the couch. I swear I am not lazy, I just crave efficiency.
    I believe I can use a Y-splitter for breaking up a single toslink signal to two inputs, but just use it in reverse? Obviousley only once input device could be on at a time or I will hear a terrible noise.

    Can anyone confirm this works? Even better, can anyone point me in the right direction to a product?

    Thank you very much for your help! I hope to return the favour one day...but it definitely won't be in A/V :)
     
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    If your devices actually turn off the emitter when they are off, then you can use a passive splitter. Lots of units leave it powered continuously though.
     
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