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Arinoth February 1, 2012 05:20 AM

SPDIF Bracket/Adapter (where can I buy one cheap?)
 
Does anyone know where I can find one for cheap, can't seem to find it listed on ncix.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about/looking for, it's exactly this:

http://www.automotive-res.com/EX/11-...racket_LRG.jpg

I need one as my htpc only has a line out on the back, however has an internal spdif (supporting up to 5.1) which I evidently need this adapter to do it. If anyone has one lying around, let me know if they work as intended (or want to part with it).

jtktam February 1, 2012 05:48 AM

It would be interesting to see how the optical is powered?

-joe

Arinoth February 1, 2012 05:54 AM

Powered? All it is, is the signal and ground, which then gets converted from a standard computer digital signal into an optical or cable signal.

stoanee February 1, 2012 06:23 AM

Holy crap, MemX wants $30 and it is not in stock. I may have one laying around at home, remind me next week (at work atm) to look for it if you have not found one by then.

Arinoth February 1, 2012 09:20 AM

What the hell, 30$? I thought the thing would be worth/sold for around 10$ max. Talk about massive mark up...

SugarJ February 1, 2012 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arinoth (Post 597226)
Powered? All it is, is the signal and ground, which then gets converted from a standard computer digital signal into an optical or cable signal.

Yes, but the optical requires a light source to work, which must be powered somehow.

enaberif February 1, 2012 10:47 AM

Those damn things are almost impossible to find. They were quite common back in the early P4 days and such but not so much anymore. I even looked for a long time to find one for my HTPC but gave up and just used HDMI

ilya February 1, 2012 11:39 AM

I have a ton of P4's lying around, might be able to salvage one for you. Just give me money for gas to go to the post office and the cost of shipping.

Dr_BenD_over February 1, 2012 11:40 AM

We probably have a bunch at work that are just sitting around doing nothing from our pre buying Dell crap days when we'd built our own systems. Not back in there til Monday though, 4 day weekend :bananafunky:

Arinoth February 1, 2012 11:45 AM

Thanks guys let me know, trying to pay maybe 10$ vs the ridiculous 30$ + taxes and shipping new. Only reason I'm going this route is the htpc as it has no hdmi out (using dvi to hdmi, which obviously this dvi does not have sound on it).


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