Help with Coax Audio!


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Username: Andy_hewitt

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jul-05
Hi, I just got Comcast Digital Cable with a Digital Cable box a few days ago and I noticed it has an orange "Digital Audio Coax" plug in the back.

I have an orange Coaxil input on my Onkyo receiver....

Here is a pdf of my digital cable receiver (On page 11 is the rear of it, the port is number 11):

Basically I need to know what kind of cable I need in order to connect the output on the cable box to my audio receiver. If anyone can find this at Radio Shacks website it would be great. Thanks.

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Username: Andy_hewitt

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jul-05
I noticed that the pdf shows more ports than I have, I do not have a Optical port just the Coaxial port.

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Is this a trick question?
If you must buy from radioshack go to their web site and in their search window type digital coax audio....

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Get a 75 ohm digital audio coaxial cable. Digital out on box to digital in on receiver.


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Username: Chitown

Post Number: 149
Registered: Apr-05
Devander either the Coaxial or the Optical digital (#'s 11 and 12 respectively on page 2-3) should work. You would buy the toslink (digital optical) cable for #12 or a coax digital cable for number 11. You can buy a combo S-video/Toslink cable for about $10.00 from this place.

The funny thing is I was just out to my Comcast location this morning trying to get one of these new Motorola boxes so I can connect my amp to my cable box via the S-video/Toslink connector (vs the current RCA) and they did not have the new Motorola boxes in stock. They would also not give me any ideas as to when they would have it.

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