[mythtv-users] OT: Analogue to S/PDIF converter
Justin The Cynical
cynical at penguinness.org
Wed Jun 25 08:09:47 UTC 2008
Brian Phillips wrote:
> Justin The Cynical wrote:
>> Jerry Rubinow wrote:
>>> For $80, you get a very small box that takes a TOSLink or RCA digital
>>> input and outputs analog L & R. Note that the input must be
>>> 2-channel digital audio. It won't work with 5.1.
>> I was looking at one of those as a way to get SWMBO's new Wii working
>> with the component-video-n-digital-audio-magic-switch.
>> How well do those things work?
>>  Nintendo hurts my head at times. Why, oh why, would one offer
>> component out for the video but not S/PDIF out for the audio?
>> And what's with the hard limit of 2 gig on SD cards, and USB
>> ports that can't use a USB hard drive as a replacement for said
>> SD cards and internal 512 Meg flash?
> Because component out is analog? Why would you offer an analog video output
> and a digital audio output?
For me, it's the ability to run all the devices that can output
component video into my magic-auto-switch.
As for others, I don't know, but I will note that DVD players have been
able to output component video and sound over S/PDIF for years. My
ancient Fisher DVD player has this ability, my Playstation 2 can do
this, and the other two big game consoles can do this, in addition to
HDMI. This is also how I have my current Myth box set up for playback.
> The above quoted device is a digital to analog converter. It won't convert
> analog to S/PDIF. I don't think it will do what you're looking for.
You are correct, I was thinking of this one:
GefenTV Analogue to Digital Audio Adapter
Same price, functionality is the reverse of the original listed device.
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