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Digital audio converter only converting analog.

by matt3965 / February 4, 2014 7:21 AM PST

Hi I am trying to add speakers to a sanyo TV, the only output is digital coax so I bought a cheap digital analog converter on EBAY. I watch the TV tuner (Time Warner) and a ruku hooked up with HDMI.
The Roku and analog tv channels put out sound but not the
cable digital channels, they are static popping noises, I used a simple red white rca cable from the tv to converter.
What are my problems/options.

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With some thousand models made by Sanyo
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 7:45 AM PST

I can only write to look around for audio settings. Try PCM, Stereo, etc. Do not try HD, 5.1, etc.

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Try changing the sitting of the digital audio out on the tv.
by Oldartq / February 4, 2014 8:43 AM PST

If it's not on PCM, then change it to PCM and see if that would do the trick. Good luck.

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The cheap ones don't always work
by Pepe7 / February 4, 2014 10:06 AM PST

If you end up tracing it back to the converter being the issue, find a more reliable brand. Monoprice & Amazon sell some fairly decent rigs. Amazon user reviews can often be very helpful. Ebay is a huge crapshoot IME and O. Not worth the couple dollars you might save.

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Thank you for the replys
by matt3965 / February 4, 2014 10:53 AM PST

Thanks for the help guys, there aren't a lot of audio settings only things like mild, dynamic ect.
I will try it on another device but it probably is a cheap converter,
I'll try returning it through EBAY.

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Hold on a second- speakers?
by Pepe7 / February 4, 2014 11:09 AM PST

You are directly connecting speakers to the HDTV via digital optical? I'm assuming they are powered speakers. Which make/model, btw? And is there any sort of external Amp/receiver too(?)

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Partial sucess
by matt3965 / February 5, 2014 7:43 AM PST

I do not yet have an amp, I hooked this into a headphone via L/R adapter for debugging and testing.
I found an audio setting "default audio" and this solved the problem, however I have to do this everytime
I turn on tv or change channel. The converter does seem to work though
Sanyo DP26640

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Still a tad confused
by Pepe7 / February 6, 2014 3:10 AM PST
In reply to: Partial sucess

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