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Toslink query

tim1964

Standard Member
Hi,

I bought an digital optical (toslink) cable to connect my Sky+ to my new Philips HTS5700R DVDR home cinema BUT although the connector fits into the Sky+ box, it does seem a bit loose, the other end if too bid to fit into the Philips unit. I take it that Toslink cable connections are not 'standard'?????

Can anyone suggest a cable that has a smaller connector at the 'other end'?

Thanks,
 

mncollyer

Standard Member
I had the same problem earlier this week the small cover on the sky+ optical out should not be removed but pushed in to help hold the cable, if not try a bit of blutack.

Mark
 

tim1964

Standard Member
Looking at the toslink cables on ebay, I spotted that the ends looked different. I then noticed that the whitish opaque ends were in fact dust covers :oops: With these pulled out the cable fit fine at both ends, :smashin:
 

ush flynn

Prominent Member
:suicide: :rtfm: :rotfl: Thats funny mate! Its weird that optical has been around years. It sorta almost became popular with minidisc but still not many people use it!
 

tom121

Standard Member
tim1964 said:
Looking at the toslink cables on ebay, I spotted that the ends looked different. I then noticed that the whitish opaque ends were in fact dust covers :oops: With these pulled out the cable fit fine at both ends, :smashin:

haha nice :rotfl:.
 

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