optical cable advice


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hi, have bought a sony str dh800 receiver and would like to benefit from 5.1 sound when watching sky.

can anyone give me advice on a mid range priced cable

thanks in advance jontreacle


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It's a fibre optic cable, don't spend more than a few quid.


Established Member
There are plenty on ebay for a fiver or so that will work fine. You could also use a coaxial cable, if your amp has the right input. I use an old phono cable (well half of it if you see what I mean) that was lying around for this and it works absolutely fine.


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aye, for optical, so long as its well made in the sense there is no light leaking, it'll do the job regardless of the cost. Spend up to a fiver but no more unless you need a very long length.

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