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Old 11-26-07, 12:05 AM
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Need help from someone with an A2 player

It is a wierd question, but I need to check to see if the optical output is on or off when the dvd player is off...

My aunt bought an A2 for my Uncle, (I told her about the walmart sale) He will be thrilled with it! However, while he was out, I went over to see what type of conections I will need for his player. Sadly he has a reciever with a built in dvd player and only 1 optical input (already used by cable box). I have a manual switch however it would be better if he didn't get up. A friend of mine has a optical splitter, but it only works if when one of the componets are on the other is off. Some components keep the audio on going out even with it off.

All I need is someone to unplug the end of the optical cable at the receiver, if there is no light when it is off I am all good.

THanks in advance,
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Old 11-26-07, 06:13 AM
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I only see a light from mine when the player is connected. So the optical out is definitely off when the player is on standby.
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Old 11-26-07, 11:16 AM
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You need to see if the cable box is always on - even in stand-by mode. If it is, the receiver may never read the HD DVD player's optical signal. You might have to find a switcher that handles optical and is remote controlled if your uncle can't get up. Here's a link to two (both are manual but cheap)
http://www.amazon.com/SW100-Digital-.../dp/B000812QC6 - $16
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...J6JB8R8TZMY16P - $4

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Old 11-26-07, 11:24 PM
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The cable box optical is off when the box is off. I have a manual switch, but who wants to walk over every time you switch?
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Old 11-27-07, 07:00 PM
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I bought an A2 during the wal-mart sale too. I have a different problem.
When i play a 4:3 dvd the picture is automatically stretched to fit my 16:9 tv.

How do i correct this?

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