Co-ax SPDIF connection

  laurie53 13:44 17 Feb 2009

The audio output from my tv is an RCA co-ax SPDIF connection (apart from the headphone connection which I can't use).

How do I connect this to an amp which only has an analogue input?

I've had a good look at Maplin and CPC and Googled but can't seem to find any solution other than serious professional stuff costing three figures.

Anybody give me a steer please?

  Stuartli 14:17 17 Feb 2009

SPDIF represents Sony Philips Digital Interface.

These (mainly US) links could help to decide what is needed, but you may have to ask a local audio centre to make up a specific cable:

click here

click here

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Do you not have any standard 3.5mm audio jack plug sockets on your TV?

The make and model might prove useful.

  laurie53 15:41 17 Feb 2009

Thanks for the response.

The only jack plug I have is the standard headphone socket, which, of course, mutes the speakers and is not acceptable in my particular circumstances.

Since posting I have thought I might try using a SCART switch box and taking the audio from that.

TV model is a Philips 32PF 75200

  laurie53 15:45 17 Feb 2009

PS The problem with simple leads of course is that they don't convert the digital signal to analogue.

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