Hi All - would really appreciate some help troubleshooting this:
Have purchased two different (but applications-similar) DACs to get the optical digital out from my Vizio flatscreen (PCS formatted) into my Onkyo receiver (RCA) and speakers.
The problem I am having is that only the left RCA channel output of BOTH converters carries signal and the right channel is dead.
I have thoroughly troubleshot the receiver and the RCA cabling - they are not my issue. I thought the first DAC was faulty so replaced with a radio shack model and got exactly the same result.
As there is clear sound passing through the left channel, I don't think this is an optical cable issue. And though I am certain it *could* be a possibility, what are really the chances of this being two bad converters (with exactly the same 'problem'), from two separate manufacturers?
Sooo what am I missing and what would you tech-capable folks recommend I do to further troubleshoot the DAC, optical cable or TV end of things?
Very, very appreciated - I am frustrated,