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Digital optical ive tried hooking me ps3 up to the amp using a digital optical cable but no sound ?

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There is nowhere on the DAV-S400 to select an optical input for a device. The manual clearly says that it can accept both digital and analogue inputs. If both are present the digital input takes priority.

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You must go in to the menu on your amp and select the optical input for that device. Most are default rca but it is a simple change.

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