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Digital sound coverter - Sky + to receiver.

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Techno Freak, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Techno Freak

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    Hello all.

    I have a Sky + box which has an optical digital out for sound.

    I have a Yamaha 6.1 receiver which I have a spare co-ax digital in.

    The receiver is in my cinema room, ( about 15 meters of cabling away from my Sky + box ).

    I was going to buy a Nikkai TOS to CO-AX converter from Maplin and run the Sky + box into the converter, then a 15m co-ax from the converter to the receiver.

    I am struggling to find a suitable route for my cable so wondered how well speaker cable would cope with carrying the digital sound signal from the Sky to the receiver instead of running co-ax. Has anyone tried it, or knows if it would work?

    Similarly, could it be hooked up to a video sender instead? I don't know how they work but would they not just send whatever signal the get? i.e. If I connected the digital feed from the sky box to say the left audio of a video sender and then to the receiver at the other end, would it still be the correct digital signal - or would the video sender have messed it up?

    Thanks.....
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    I doubt if it would work, for many reasons...

    The main ones being....

    1. Unscreened cables would pick up (and possibly radiate) intereference.

    2. The impedance mismatch would cause much of the signal to be lost.

    I don't think it would be possible to send the signal via video sender.
     

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