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Toslink audio question

Started by Andy K August 30, 2016
I connected my toslink optical cable from my TV to a Denon AVR-1801 Digital Theater System AV .

But I am getting no sound.

It appears that the receiver does not detect the audio signal from my TV.

The Toslink cable does show a red light, so I think the cable is good.

In article <cd39d0f6-6f76-4e5c-8133-c63c769ed5f6@googlegroups.com>,
 Andy K <andrewkennedy775@gmail.com> wrote:

> I connected my toslink optical cable from my TV to a Denon AVR-1801 Digital > Theater System AV . > > But I am getting no sound. > > It appears that the receiver does not detect the audio signal from my TV. > > The Toslink cable does show a red light, so I think the cable is good.
On your TV can you change the digital output between PCM and Dolby Digital? Also, on my receiver, for any video channel I can select between analog and digital input. Have you switched it to the toslink input and not the analog?
On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 3:09:58 PM UTC-5, Mark Storkamp wrote:
> In article <cd39d0f6-6f76-4e5c-8133-c63c769ed5f6@googlegroups.com>, > Andy K <andrewkennedy775@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I connected my toslink optical cable from my TV to a Denon AVR-1801 Digital > > Theater System AV . > > > > But I am getting no sound. > > > > It appears that the receiver does not detect the audio signal from my TV. > > > > The Toslink cable does show a red light, so I think the cable is good. > > On your TV can you change the digital output between PCM and Dolby > Digital? Also, on my receiver, for any video channel I can select > between analog and digital input. Have you switched it to the toslink > input and not the analog?
My tv only offered PCM and raw. raw did not work either. On the receiver, I can not find a setting for toslink only input. There is an analog and analog only setting. Since the toslink cables are cheap, I may get another one. Andy
On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 3:09:58 PM UTC-5, Mark Storkamp wrote:
> In article <cd39d0f6-6f76-4e5c-8133-c63c769ed5f6@googlegroups.com>, > Andy K <andrewkennedy775@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I connected my toslink optical cable from my TV to a Denon AVR-1801 Digital > > Theater System AV . > > > > But I am getting no sound. > > > > It appears that the receiver does not detect the audio signal from my TV. > > > > The Toslink cable does show a red light, so I think the cable is good. > > On your TV can you change the digital output between PCM and Dolby > Digital? Also, on my receiver, for any video channel I can select > between analog and digital input. Have you switched it to the toslink > input and not the analog?
To eBay - nashlyh Message body It was the cable. Due to their high attenuation of light, the effective range of plastic optical cables is limited to 5&ndash;10 m. They can temporarily fail or be permanently damaged if tightly bent. The cable came in a thin plastic bag instead of a sturdy container like my new one came in.