"You mean one device that converts optical to coax and switches? I don't think they make one device like that." - Tulpa
Honestly, the concept of these switches and converters is new to me, so I don't know if that's what I'm referring to. What I do know is that the optical port on the receiver is inoperable, so I wanted to connect my PS3 and DVR to the digital coaxial port. However, PS3 and DVR both use optical only. Ergo, my inquiry is does such a device exist that will allow two optical cables to be input while allowing a digital coaxial cable as output. Consider the amount of time I've spent scouring the WWW, I'm guessing no such device exists.
"You're probably going to have to buckle down and use 2 boxes hooked together." - Arnyk
Hmmm... Interesting idea. I'll have to consider this after I test the coax, as was suggested by MarkHotchkiss.
Thanks for bringing that up. I didn't know this. Perhaps this explains why I didn't hear any audio when using a poor quality cable. I'll test it again just to be sure. For the sake of clarity, if I remove the HDMI cable that currently connects receiver to TV, and use the digital coaxial cable instead, I should hear still sound, provided the coax port is working, yes?