RCA splitter.....do they work OK

PrivatePile76

Novice Member
hiya folks......probs a bit of an idiot question..

I have a Pioneer DCS-340 that I use for :-

XBOX360 - Optical
SKY +160 - RCA

I also use my PC to play dl'd stuff and have to now quite regularly unplug the RCA or phono cables to plug the others in....

I have found this....

http://www.cybermarket.co.uk/ishop/923/shopscr1983.html

do these work and are they reliable ?

Any help would be appreciated......if these aren't suitable then is it possible to do what I want to do ?

Bob
 

Dankeech

Well-known Member

PrivatePile76

Novice Member
yeah I thought it wud be better but wanted the "no intervention required" option..lol

mixer is a bad idea....

thanks for pointer.

Bob
 

PrivatePile76

Novice Member
thanks for that......BUT....after reading that it looks as though (unless you can correct me) this is to use as it says

for connecting a single digital audio optical source to two receivers or amplifiers

is that not the other way round to what I want to do ???


excuse me if I'm being thick here.....lol

Bob
 

Dankeech

Well-known Member
rmount76 said:
I think I've ended up (with all this help of course !) answering own question...

I think this would be best....


http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/SW001.html

any comments guys ?

Bob
Hiya rmount76,
not sure what context this product is in as I thought you were looking to get 2 sets of rca's down to 1. The product in this post is to get 2x optical toslink signals down to one.

What sources do you need to plug into your pc in total etc?

Thanks

Dan.
 

PrivatePile76

Novice Member
Hi Dan,

Andy98765 sugested I use the optical cables, he looked at what amp I've got and suggested doing it that way....I can also then get 5.1 from Sky (when available).....it's also a bit neater....

Basically I have a PC which I d/l stuff to (movies tv shows etc.) then watch direct from the HD, this is connected into my Sammy LCD via VGA and a basic x-jack to phono lead going into my amp.

Currently my amp Pioneer DCS-340 (all in one thing) has only one set of RCA or phono as I call them connections, these are currently taken up by my Sky+160 box....

So what Andy is suggesting I do, is leave my lappy using RCA / Phono.

Buy the fibre 3 way doofer and buy 2 extra cables.....


Andy that right ?

BTW thanks to all comments !

Bob
 

Dankeech

Well-known Member
rmount76 said:
Hi Dan,

Andy98765 sugested I use the optical cables, he looked at what amp I've got and suggested doing it that way....I can also then get 5.1 from Sky (when available).....it's also a bit neater....

Basically I have a PC which I d/l stuff to (movies tv shows etc.) then watch direct from the HD, this is connected into my Sammy LCD via VGA and a basic x-jack to phono lead going into my amp.

Currently my amp Pioneer DCS-340 (all in one thing) has only one set of RCA or phono as I call them connections, these are currently taken up by my Sky+160 box....

So what Andy is suggesting I do, is leave my lappy using RCA / Phono.

Buy the fibre 3 way doofer and buy 2 extra cables.....


Andy that right ?

BTW thanks to all comments !

Bob

Sounds good,. Just didn't know Sky had optical etc :)

All should work nicely.

Dan.
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
Optical on Sky is available on SKY+ and HD boxes only as far as I am aware. SKY Movies 1,2,3 are in 5.1, again I have not really looked for others. Once your amp has an optical in it should be no problem. You will have to go into the settings (service menu, sound) of the Sky box to set out as digital. Why not try it with your existing 360 optical lead first?
 

kocl

Active Member
rmount76 said:
hiya folks......probs a bit of an idiot question..

I have a Pioneer DCS-340 that I use for :-

XBOX360 - Optical
SKY +160 - RCA

I also use my PC to play dl'd stuff and have to now quite regularly unplug the RCA or phono cables to plug the others in....

I have found this....

http://www.cybermarket.co.uk/ishop/923/shopscr1983.html

do these work and are they reliable ?

Any help would be appreciated......if these aren't suitable then is it possible to do what I want to do ?

Bob
Hi, but you can use this for 1 one output and 2 inputs. (getting one rca signal to tv and to amp from an component box).
thanks,
 

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