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smileemile
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎04-11-2010
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Is there a difference between SPDIF Optical and Digital Optical

i want to connect my tv's audio output to my home theater

i have a vizio tv, on the back of it, it says SPDIF OPTICAL OUT

and on the back of my panasonic home theater system it says, DIGITAL AUDIO IN, i tried connecting an optical cable and the sounds from my won't still go through the home theater system speakers.

i'm just wondering, is there a difference between SPDIF OPTICAL and DIGITAL OPTICAL?

ports look like the same.

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Entropy
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Registered: ‎01-15-2009

Re: Is there a difference between SPDIF Optical and Digital Optical

 


smileemile wrote:

i want to connect my tv's audio output to my home theater

i have a vizio tv, on the back of it, it says SPDIF OPTICAL OUT

and on the back of my panasonic home theater system it says, DIGITAL AUDIO IN, i tried connecting an optical cable and the sounds from my won't still go through the home theater system speakers.

i'm just wondering, is there a difference between SPDIF OPTICAL and DIGITAL OPTICAL?

ports look like the same.


 

Nope, two names for the same thing.

 

You may have to change some settings of either the TV or the Panasonic system to output to the optical port (TV) and input from the optical port (surround receiver).

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mstng87gt
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Re: Is there a difference between SPDIF Optical and Digital Optical

As Entropy mentioned same thing.  Just different wording.

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