I just wondered if someone here may have a similar setup, and can comment on whether this a problem or not. I've got a new sound system, a Sony DAV-DZ-260, the problem is that it only has 1 optical input, and I want to connect both my Xbox 360 and PS3 to it, to save the constant switching of cables. I was looking at this device in particular, simply because it's a splitter and therefor would not require me to get off my backside to flip a switch. Ex-Pro Optical TOSlink SPDIF Splitter - Plus 2 x 1m: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo Now, I've read some of the comments on Amazon, in the above link, and it sounds like that in the event of two devices being on at the same time, one does not cancel out the other, instead it causes some sort of disturbance in the audio. Now, clearly I've no need to have both my 360 and PS3 on at the same time. The big question here though, is does the PS3 output an audio signal when it powers on only to record something? You know, it goes to the blank screen saying PlayTV in progress, so does not quite reach the main menu of the XMB. I was just wondering if anyone could confirm, as I'd order this splitter device if I know it's not going to be a problem. Cheers.