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Streamer with Optical output

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Posted on January 25, 2020 at 11:17:48
Sturmey
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My friend uses a Roku streamer to his LG TV optical output, which has unresolvable audio cutouts when he hooks the TV to a Wired-4-Sound DAC. In order to bypass the TV optical route altogether, does anyone make a streamer with the usual HDMI outputs, but also an optical output to go right to the DAC for audio only? Thanks.

 

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RE: Streamer with Optical output, posted on January 31, 2020 at 10:45:25
ABliss
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Did he try a different optical cable ? NJ zed

 

RE: Streamer with Optical output, posted on January 31, 2020 at 10:51:03
Sturmey
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Yes. It improved a little bit, but the sound is still hiccuping regularly.

 

RE: Streamer with Optical output, posted on February 3, 2020 at 19:03:22
ABliss
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Sounds like the dac is receiving a lot of jitter from the TV output. Make sure the TV output setting is set to PCM and not Dolby.
If it is, then I would try a different TV or another DAC to see which is the problem. Its hard to find a simple streamer with hdmi in and out.
There are some simple and cheap TV digital to analog converters on Amazon he could try one. They are like $30, with optical in and RCAs output.

 

RE: Streamer with Optical output, posted on May 17, 2020 at 15:47:47
bassbinotoko
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Another option could be an HDMI splitter or audio extractor that has S/PDIF output; around $20.

 

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