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Will this work? Speakers --> DAC --> TV and PC

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Current Setup: PC uses AudioEngine A2 through 3.5mm plug.  TV uses built-in speakers. TV is Panasonic P50S60 (only audio input is optical)

 

What I want: PC and TV both use Audioengine A2.

 

My proposed solution:  

1. Buy a DAC, for sake of example -> Audioengine D1 (USB port and toslink optical)

2. DAC USB port connects to PC.  DAC toslink optical input connects to TV.  DAC RCA output connects to speakers.

 

Will it play sounds from both the USB port and the optical port? at the same time? will i need to physically plug and unplug to change between audio sources?

 

Let me know if confusing, I can create a MSPaint diagram if needed.

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If not just plug your tv into the back of your pc and select "listen to this device" from the control panel, and it will output and sound from your tv to the speakers as well as the audio from your pc.


QuicK and DirtY. Read the CoC it's like a guide on how not to be moron.  Also I don't have an issue with the VS series.

Sometimes I miss contractions like n't on the end of words like wouldn't, couldn't and shouldn't.    Please don't be a dick,  make allowances when reading my posts.

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If not just plug your tv into the back of your pc and select "listen to this device" from the control panel, and it will output and sound from your tv to the speakers as well as the audio from your pc.

 

That depends if he has a optical in port on his PC or a headphone jack on his TV...


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That depends if he has a optical in port on his PC or a headphone jack on his TV...

or a headphone, line or coaxial out on the tv.

 

Edit: + an optical to rca converter maybe cheaper than a usb dac with optical in.


QuicK and DirtY. Read the CoC it's like a guide on how not to be moron.  Also I don't have an issue with the VS series.

Sometimes I miss contractions like n't on the end of words like wouldn't, couldn't and shouldn't.    Please don't be a dick,  make allowances when reading my posts.

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or a headphone, line or coaxial out on the tv.

 

If he doesn't have a coaxial(basically optical) in port on his PC, he can't connect his TV to it with that.


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If he doesn't have a coaxial(basically optical) in port on his PC, he can't connect his TV to it with that.

coaxial and optical are not the same.


QuicK and DirtY. Read the CoC it's like a guide on how not to be moron.  Also I don't have an issue with the VS series.

Sometimes I miss contractions like n't on the end of words like wouldn't, couldn't and shouldn't.    Please don't be a dick,  make allowances when reading my posts.

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coaxial and optical are not the same.

 

Never paid much attention.

I though they just had very small differences (same connector though)....

meh

 

Anyway OP, if you have a headphone jack on your TV, connect that to your microphone port on your PC, set it to listen and boom.  That is what I do for my TV.


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Never paid much attention.

I though they just had very small differences (same connector though)....

meh

 

Typical coaxial connectors:

 

coaxwfconnector-1.jpg

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digital_coax_rca_audio.jpg

 

They can also be used for digital connections.

 

Typical optical connectors:

TOSLINK.jpg

toslink-mini-toslink.jpg

 

Do you spot the difference?! They are not the same! Stop talking nonsense please.

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Typical coaxial connectors:

 

 

 

 

 

They can also be used for digital connections.

 

Typical optical connectors:

 

 

 

Do you spot the difference?! They are not the same! Stop talking nonsense please.

 

I never asserted it as fact.  I said I never paid much attention and I thought they where the same.


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Typical coaxial connectors:

 

 

 

 

 

They can also be used for digital connections.

 

Typical optical connectors:

 

 

 

Do you spot the difference?! They are not the same! Stop talking nonsense please.

 

It's not really a big deal man, relax. I would say 99% of people on this forum know the difference.

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It's not really a big deal man, relax. I would say 99% of people on this forum know the difference.

 

I am totally relaxed. However, I really doubt it is 99%.

 

It is like asking, what happens when you take a pen or a small rock with you on the moon, then drop it. Then afterwards ask why the astronauts were walking on the moon and not floating. More than 66% of people do not know this, and I bet you that a lot of people do not know the answer to this on this forum. Neither do they know the answer to what connector does what and what kind of signal they carry.

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Woah OP, your TV has an optical output? Since when was that a thing?

Not sure if you are joking or not but almost all of them do. My samsung has one, and the vizio before that. I think my mom and pops TV even has one and it's like 8 years old?

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Not sure if you are joking or not but almost all of them do. My samsung has one, and the vizio before that. I think my mom and pops TV even has one and it's like 8 years old?

 

I know most TVs have optical inputs, but I've never seen/heard of an optical output. 

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I know most TVs have optical inputs, but I've never seen/heard of an optical output. 

 

It's the other way around, I don't think I've ever seen a TV with optical in, I think the OP might have it backwards.

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Woah OP, your TV has an optical output? Since when was that a thing?

 

My Samsung TV does :D


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It's the other way around, I don't think I've ever seen a TV with optical in, I think the OP might have it backwards.

I never see optical-in on my samsung series 9000. But they do provide optical to mini hdmi. Using them now. ;)

 

EDIT : Nevermind, It doesn't have have coaxial. It has optical-in.

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