Great product for a great price. Does exactly what's it's supposed to do. Now I'm able to feed the digital audio out of my flat screen into my 1990's Sony receiver and have the audio play through the speakers. The sound is very good for not being digital. This price is great. Two thumbs up.
This converter works well on my LG led tv when I'm using any inputs except my rf antenna jack. When I am using it to get my over the air digital channels, all I get is a motorboating sound. I tried it on 2 different LG TV's. All other inputs (HDMI, components, etc.) it works well. It also works fine if you are going through a cable box or satellite box and leaving your tv on ch.3. It just doesn't work for digital channels when hooked up directly to your antenna. I tried 2 different converters. I sent the 1st one back and when I got the 2nd one I realized what was happening.
This converter works absolutely awesome. It's a snap to hook up. If you need to convert any digital signal back to a analog signal than look no further. This is such a great value and works perfectly. I used this with my Apple TV to deliver the audio to my older downstairs Sony 36" HD CRT TV. The TV comes with a DVI connector which does not carry the audio signal. I bought a HDMI to DVI adapter for a few bucks to connect the Apple TV to my TV for the video side along with this Audio converter to deliver the sound. Nice product. Happy customer.
This product does exactly what it says. It converts an optical audio cable to RCA. I bought an item for my son but it had RCA cables and my tv only had an OPTICAL output. This fixed it. Was easy to instal and no trouble shooting. PERFECTION!!!
I purchased this converter to use wireless headphones (that only accept analog input) with a TV that only provides optical audio output. Hookup took less than 5 minutes, partially due to the well labeled jacks and because inputs are located on the other side of the box from the outputs. Power requirements are trivial (1 or 2 watts). It's really impossible to improperly connect this device! However, you do need to pay attention to the optical output setting and make sure that it can be (and is) set to PCM and not fto Dolby Digital. Then just connect it up and forget about it.
Wow now I can listen to surround sound with my new TV.... I was thinking I had to get a newer home theater system but this adapter works fine.... and saved me a lot of money. After calling all around town looking for this type product...I almost gave up thinking there was no way to go from digital to analog. Glad I looked on the internet.
I've only had the converter for a couple weeks, so I can't comment too much on reliability. So far, so good. The price was by far the lowest I could find online. I needed this to connect an XBOX ONE to my old TV with no HDMI inputs. Used an HDMI to DVI adapter to plug in for video. I bought this converter and a 6 foot optical cable for sound (I already had an analog cable). It arrived 3 days faster than anticipated, and took about 2 minutes to connect. Fired up the XBOX, and everything worked great. The LED power light is nice. I have a surge protector power strip with a bad outlet...nice to know the converter is getting power if you need to trouble shoot.
I had never even heard of a Digital Optical Coaxial Toslink to Analog RCA Audio Converter before I bought this one. All I knew was that when I bought my new TV, there was no way to hook-up my headphones to it. I need the headphones because the rest of my family apparently has very sensitive hearing and are always complaining that the TV is turned up too loud. I went back to the place where I bought the TV and found out that they don't make RCA outputs any more, just digital optical outlets and that I would need a converter. After hearing the price, however, I decided to look elsewhere. I don't know if what I found on Overstock.com was the exact same product, but it does do the exact same job at 25% of the cost they wanted. After receiving the converter, this non-tech Grampa installed it in about ten minutes and it works perfectly. All is well in the house again. Don't forget the digital optical cable to go from the TV to the converter.
I am using this to convert sound from an Apple TV (digital signal) to a Bose Companion Series sound system - analog only - (I had to figure a way of getting the digital cable to an analog connection as my Bose system is not designed for a receiver). This procduct works great, was exactly what I needed, produces great sound (the sound quality does not seem to have decreased due to this conversion) and was inexpensive. I would recommend if you need this type of converter.
Works as advertised, except that you have to re-boot it every time for it to work if you've powered down the input source....very annoying!!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? same
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? not sure
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. average
Worked perfectly with no problems. Just plugged it all together and we now have high quality stereo sound with good base on our TV. 'Skyfall' was great with it.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? so far
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
Small but functional gadget. Used it to hook up my AppleTV to my older (non-optical) receiver. Sound quality is great.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
A very simple device to install, it converts a digital audio input (coax or optical) to an analog stereo audio output (line level). Does it well. Plug in the digital audio input, plug in the analog audio output, plug in the "wall wart" power, and "Bob's your uncle," there's line level analog stereo audio that can be fed into older audio amplifiers or other devices with only line level analog stereo inputs. I'm no audiophile and did not test it for frequency range; sounds great to me. My situation was a (cheap) TV with very poor built-in speakers. Its only audio output is coaxial digital. Have a very good older analog audio amplifier with an excellent high fidelity speaker system, but it only has line level analog stereo inputs. For the purpose of getting audio from the TV to the amp, it's a great device at a low price, and it's quite small so it tucks in behind the TV quite well. Substantially less expensive alternative to buying a "Home Theater" speaker system (albeit a 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound). Eats up an electrical outlet to power it, but most folks already have a power strip for the TV, Blu-Ray/DVD player, cable TV tuner/DVR, and Wii (or XBox). It's just one more.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Does everything it's supposed to do
This is a great product to adapt digital to analog sound. Many of the new flat screens do not have analog sound out which does not allow you to mate them to older sound systems. This little box makes them work together so you can use you great surround system or vintage stereo with digital output devices.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good likeness
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be good quality no hum in audio