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Is the digital optical socket at the back of mySony MHC ZX30AV a digital in or a digital out or both way?

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It should be the input since the receiver is acting as the audio amplifier. It wouldn't make sense for this type of unit to output optical audio.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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  • toaoun Mar 24, 2011

    But in their catalogue, they say that you have to connect to the digital input of the MD deck so you can record from the CD to the MD Deck digitally by connecting an optical cable.... so it's an output optical audio for recording CD but is it usable as an input audio via opticable cable from an output optical PS3?

  • doylesouders Mar 24, 2011

    Ok, it looks like that Optical is strictly for CD as you say based on pages 48 and 58 in the manual. Page 50 in the manual will give you the input limitations for a device like a PS3. I don't have a copy of the manual but found this info online.

  • toaoun Mar 24, 2011

    So if this optical is strictly for CD, how will i know if i can use it as an input for 5.1 blue ray sound from my ps3 via an optical cable???

  • doylesouders Mar 24, 2011

    For you to use it as a digital/optical input, the unit would have to have a decoder to convert that signal back to analog. It does not appear that is the case and you will have to use the analog connections. You can check this by cycling through the various audio inputs. If they show only a line in or record in then you can only bring analog signals in and not the optical/digital signals.

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