Yamaha receivers and optical output


Standard Member
I`m interested in buying Yamaha RX 1700 (1600) or Sony 1200ES receiver and so I`ve got some questions about it.
How optical output can be used?
I`m going to connect my computer to multi channel input, then - my tv to audio input. Is it possible to redirect computer`s sound (multi channel input) and tv`s sound (audio input) to optical out. So that another device with optical input can play sound from computer and tv?


Distinguished Member
usually optical outputs only output a basic stereo signal on AV amps, i guess there could be some that can reroute a multichannel signal, but i dont know any myself.....

best thing you can do is to track down the online PDF manuals for the amps you are interested in and see what it says in regards to the optical outputs :)

to find them, just go to either the manufacturers website, or if not there then use search engines and type in the full model number of the amp with 'PDF Manual' after it.......should link you to sites that have it ;)

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