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Which audio cable from DVD to 32PW9618 for 5.1 sound?

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  1. SUPANORM

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    Ok first thing, yes I know there is a cable forum but I ask on this forum because I know there are plenty of people on here that have the same model TV so thought it was the best bet.

    Which cable do I need to connect my Panasonic DMR E-55 digital audio out to my Philips 32PW9618 Audio in for 5.1? The socket on the DVD player has a red light coming out of it and will connect to a female toslink end but the TV socket is round and will not accept a male or female toslink connection.

    What do I need to get?

    Cheers.
     
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    Help........ someone?
     
  3. garyM

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    HI,
    I have a 36pw9618 and it does not have an optical input.
    You need to use a coaxial cable into 1 of the digital coaxial inputs on the back of the TV.
    Hopefully your DVD player has a coaxial as well as optical output!
     
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    No it doesnt, I checked, the only 5.1 out is the optical. So does that mean im ****ed or can I get an optical-coaxial converter thing or is there some other answer to my problem?
     
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    Don't know I'm afraid. I'm a bit of a novice....maybe someone with more expertise than me will answer :confused:
    I guess it could be an excellant excuse to upgrade your audio from the TV 5.1 to a seperates amp with optical input etc if like me that kind of purchase needs to be justified to her that must be obeyed :D
    You'd be looking at £150 plus for a budget amp though... Click ....but you'd get DTS.
     
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    hey,
    you can get an Optical (red light) to coaxial converter (the input at the back of your 9618!! They cost very little, like only £8 sterling from Maplin.co.uk!!
    When you get that, just run an optical from the back of the DVD player to the converter, then a digital Coaxial (don't forget to buy one of those cables) into the back of the TV.
    Also don't forget to set it up so that you pair the input your using with the EXT. channel your using!!

    I hope this helps and let me know how you get on,

    B-man
     
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    I'm going for the converter route i think, cheers B-man.

    GaryM cheers for the link but its just not an option at the moment as I've only had the TV a week and part of the reason for me getting this particular TV was the fact I wouldn't need an amp.

    Come on maplin!
     
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    Just in case someone is interested I got it sorted in the end by ordering:

    1x Optical to Coaxial Digital Audio Converter
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/module.asp?CartID=040723002829982&moduleno=29293

    Digital Audio Optical Lead
    1x http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/module.asp?CartID=040723002829982&moduleno=35921

    Digital Audio Coaxial Lead
    1x http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/module.asp?CartID=040723002829982&moduleno=35926

    All worked out in the end, just a pity it took £31 and a spare electric plug socket to sort the problem out.
     
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    Glad to hear you sorted it without too much expense :thumbsup:

    Still like my excuse idea though :D
     
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    Hi. Yesterday I got Sky+ installed and found that it only had an optical output, and knew my 32PW9618 only had an coaxial input. I have just bought the same list of stuff from maplins via your links :thumbsup:. Thanks for the info :).
     

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