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Optical Cable input not working

The digital optical input stopped working. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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Re: Optical Cable input not working

It is likely that the optical fiber inside the cable is broken, it is really sensible and gets damaged easily. I'd try changing the cable before even opening the home theater.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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How is the cable box audio connected to the Samsung? That is where the sound comes FROM. HDMI carries signal TO the TV.

The single optical digital input is a limitation if you get HDTV through cable. You probably use it for the DVD.

I found this quote from the manufacturer's propoganda, "deliver the greatest impact from all your digital media". Yeah, all ONE hardware source of it.

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