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  • Feeding 2 optical inputs from 1 outport

    I am trying to input two amplifiers (separate rooms) from the Sky plus optical output. Both work individually, so the signal's fine. I've tried a 'Y splitter', but guess I understood it's function the wrong way round as neither worked when I tried it.

    As I understand it 'Optic Switches' direct the beam so that only one receiver can be fed at a time, not both simultaneously?

    Is this correct, or is there a way so both can be utilised at the same time?

    Any ideas or advice gratefully received.

  • #2
    dunno dude... good question. I've never seen an optical splitter for sure.
    good luck man and welcome to the forums here. I hope someone can help you.
    Time waits for no man.

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    • #3
      What you need is a distribution amplifier this splits the signal and amplifies it so that the each device receives a full power signal. When you use a splitter each device receives half the signal which may not be enough to power the end device.
      The concept is explained here:
      http://www.multidyne.com/blog/2009/0...on-amplifiers/

      I found this one at Markertek but have no experience with it. They can probably help you out if you give them a call.
      http://www.markertek.com/Routers-Swi...n/TLDA-1.xhtml

      Good luck.

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      • #4
        You can most definitely buy an optical SPDIF splitter. link

        Note this was just a google result, I can't speak for the company.
        With a shovel...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stereodude
          You can most definitely buy an optical SPDIF splitter. link

          Note this was just a google result, I can't speak for the company.
          Wow, I wonder how it works....a mirror? Also, it says it can combing 2 into 1, what would a DAC do with that?
          Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jason
            Wow, I wonder how it works....a mirror? Also, it says it can combing 2 into 1, what would a DAC do with that?
            Uh... I'm sure it's just a molded plastic Y.

            Well, you could connect 2 to 1, but they both couldn't be on at the same time.
            With a shovel...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stereodude
              You can most definitely buy an optical SPDIF splitter.
              He already tried a splitter and it didn't work for him.
              Originally posted by jasperconman
              I've tried a 'Y splitter', but guess I understood it's function the wrong way round as neither worked when I tried it.

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