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post #1 of 5 Old 06-08-2005, 01:53 PM - Thread Starter
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I just purchased a Toslink to Toslink Digital Optical Cable to run from my RCA DirectTV DVR to my Receiver. Come to find out that the toslink doesn't fit in the DVR. Does anyone know what I need (an adapter?) or a Optical Cable with a non-Toslink end??? The manual sure doesn't help! :rolleyes:
It sure looks like the slot is big enough for a Toslink end..but it won't fit and I have tried looking inside the slot...dunno :confused:

Any help appreciated....
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-08-2005, 07:08 PM
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There are only two types of digital connections on a STB and receiver. It is either a coaxial or toslink cable. If you're sure that your DVR has a toslink output, make sure you're inserting the toslink cable in correctly. It's not a perfect square as two of the corners slope in a little. Make sure that everything is lining up.

Can you list your exact model number of your DVR?
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The model of the DVR doesn't matter, a DirecTiVo is a DirecTiVo. I have my TiVo hooked up via tolink and it fits fine.

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I second the 2 opinions above...like tokerblue said just make sure you are lining up the wire correctly because it only fits in one way. its not a perfect square. good luck.
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Toslink cable comes with a tiny plastic protector on the end. The first time I tried to install one, I didn't know this and tried to make it fit with the cap still on. Needless to say, it didn't fit. Finally emailed the vendor, who guessed right away what my problem was. :o

He very kindly said other customers had made the same mistake.
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