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Need help with my HD TV Audio output

by FyiGeek / November 2, 2011 2:52 AM PDT

Hello all, i have a 60'HD TV, i recently upgraded it my old one would hook to my stereo with AVI cables just fine, but this new one has a weird Digital (Audio) Output Jack in the back!

I was told i need a Digital/Avi converter to allow my old surround sound to work again, but i am not sure which one to buy...

I found one on amazon but the guy who is selling it wont reply, its a FiiO D3 Digital to Analog Audio Converter With Micca 6ft Optical Toslink Cable - 192kHz/24bit Optical and Coaxial DAC i wont post the link idk if its allowed here.

Will this work for me?

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Nod to Amazon on this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 2:55 AM PDT

There are a few 50 buck units you should try. Amazon's easy returns mean you can send it back if it doesn't work for you.

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PS. And a forewarning.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 2:58 AM PDT

What you may discover is LIP SYNC will be an issue in some cases. If the audio is from an OTA (over the air) source I find LIP SYNC to be caused by the content, not the TV or the device you are looking at.

Be sure to test for LIP SYNC in that situation by using the TV speakers (it's off there too.)

What you will re-discover is that when you use DVD/BD or other HDMI content, not only will it get knocked down to stereo but you should see the LIP SYNC issue.

Hope this helps you not lose a lot of time over this area.

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