I also wanted to try my JVC xv-S502 optical output.
The cable from MonsterCable,will fit in my DirecTV STB but not in any of my other components (DVD player or Home Theater Receiver).
Has the receptacle standard changed in the approximately 5 years since I bought my DVD player and HomeTheater in a Box?
Sony STR-K740P manuals (need PDF to see manual)
JVC xv-S502 (best I could find for specs)
Am I nuts or does this thing just not fit in the older equipment? I turned it every which way I could and it doesn't seem fit (or result in any sound).
Is there a converter for older equipment or an optical audio cable that has two different ends?
Here's the difference between them from what I've read (to save you real smart guys the time). :-).
HR20-700 DirecTV STB calls it an:
Sony STR-K740P Home Theater has more details:
(A,20 kHz LPF)
XV-S502 JVC DVD player:
Digital Out: (Coaxial: 0.5 Vp-p (75 Ohm), Optical:-21 dBm to -15 dBm)
Any help would be greatly appreciated