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Connecting Tosh TV to DVD Player (Dolby 5.1)

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Shaemus, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Shaemus

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    My problem is I can't get the coax connection to work at all.

    The equipment in question is:

    Toshiba 32ZP18Q (telly)
    Black Diamond BD24DVD (player)

    I've connected a phono lead (off my video camera) between the DVD & the TV, but when I select the coax digital audio (Digital 2) on the Tosh, I get a message 'Digital Audio: no signal' when I go to the sound set up menu (on the telly).

    I have tried the optical connector (using a lead from my minidisk recorder which has to be held in place in the socket 'cos its the wrong fitting) and it works OK (this is 'Digital 1' on the Tosh).

    Questions:

    Is the cable unsuitable (I've tried more than one)?
    Is there some setting I've missed that would make it work?
    Do I have a fault on either the TV or the DVD player?
    Can anyone help with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Boris Blank

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    Its the lead for sure I would say - try a different lead, preferably an audio one. I'm pretty sure this happened to me once as I remember being suprised that any old phono lead didn't work!

    Also double check that the output is enabled on the TV set, sometimes you need to choose which one to use (optical or co-axial), I'm not familiar with your exact set but its a possibility.
    Paul
     
  3. Shaemus

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    Thanks for that. Paul; I'm sure that it is the cable.

    Rather than buy a new one, though, I decided to do a bit of DIY on my minidisc optical lead (which never gets used); I drilled a hole through the middle of the blanking plug from the optical socket in the DVD player and stuck the 3.5 mm connector through that. It works fine!
     
  4. Boris Blank

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    Well done! A little bit of effort but maximum results, excellent!
    Paul
     
  5. jagx400

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    shaemus have tried to pm you did you get it working with the coax i cannot get mine working (Dolby Digital) I get no sound everything is set up as per the manual, havent tried the optical input as the DVD doesnt have one
     
  6. Shaemus

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    jagx400,

    No, once I got the optical working I decided there was no point buying a coax lead.

    Maybe someone else can help if you give details of what equipment you have. I'll be interested to see how you get on.
     

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