PS2 Optical Audio Output into Dolby 5.1


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Username: Penfold

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jan-07
Right here goes nothing, I have been reading an old thread on this site and I think I have understood what I need but I need to do but some clarification on a couple of things!

1)I recently bought a new 32" Samsung flat screen which has Nicam. I have a surround sound system which has 2 RCA inputs and a separate 6 RCA Inputs (Dolby 5.1).

In order to use the 6 RCA inputs in my surround sound system I need a decoder so I can convert the 2 RCA outputs from the TV into Dolby 5.1 and then 6 RCA for the surround sound system ?

2) My playstaion (Old PS2) has an optical out. To plug this into my surround sound system ie optical to 6 RCA plugs will this cable do or do I need a decoder to ?

Any help would be much appreciated

Platinum Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 12290
Registered: Dec-03
1.) Yes, if the unit does not have a digital audio input, you will need a unit that can separate the multi-channel audio output of your PS2. Unfortunately the only economical way to do this is to get a receiver or an HT that can accept digital audio outputs from your PS2. Another option is to get a DVD player that has 5.1 analog outputs.

2.) This cable is only for component video outputs. The other red/white output is stereo analog.

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Username: Penfold

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jan-07
Damn, that's a pain in the proverbial ! Thanks for your help
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