Digital Optical - is there In-wall Cable?

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I am setting up my home theatre. I have the HDTV already but have yet to buy
the DVD and Receiver.
I need to have the DVD near the TV and there is a digital set top box there
also.  The STB has a digital coaxial output and I plan to use quad RG-6 to
bring that signal to the receiver which is located on the other wall. I plan
to use in-wall wiring to accomplish this with Leviton quick-port connectors.
I realize I can use another RG-6 for the coax audio to the Reciever from the
DVD, but what if I want to use the optical?  The run is probably about 30
ft.  Most receivers I can afford only have 2 coax inputs and I am afraid to
use both of them up right away. Is there a source for Quickport type jacks
and cable that I can use in-wall and is relatively easy to terminate? Is
there another name for the Toslink connection?
Please let me know if anyone has any knowlege about this. Thanks!





Re: Digital Optical - is there In-wall Cable?


Yes...

Check http://www.lashen.com/vendors/calrad/keystone.asp for a Keystone
compatible Toslink modular insert model 72-320-WH

Check http://www.calrad.com/calrad/cat-58page3.html for a Keystone decora
wall plate model http://www.calrad.com/calrad/cat-58page3.html

Lashen.com has non-decora wall plates for the insert as well.

The connector accepts a terminated toslink connector in the rear and
provides a Female receptacle on the front.

If you need long lengths of Toslink, just Google "Toslink XX ft" and you
will find what you need up to 100ft lenghts.  If you have tranmission
issues, you may need a signal amplifier.  Just Google "Toslink Amplifier"
and lots come up that will boost the signal to 60ft. Lashen.com has some
listed.

If you want great cable, check out HOSATECH.com, they appear to specialize
in Toslink accessories and carry several grades including cable made from
real fiber, not the typical plastic Toslink fiber.  They also have a
special Toslink distribution system
(http://www.hosatech.com/hosa/products/ogc-361.html ) that will send the
signal up to 300 ft.



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Eric wrote:




> I am setting up my home theatre. I have the HDTV already but have yet
> to buy
> the DVD and Receiver.
> I need to have the DVD near the TV and there is a digital set top box
> there
> also.  The STB has a digital coaxial output and I plan to use quad RG-6
> to
> bring that signal to the receiver which is located on the other wall. I
> plan
> to use in-wall wiring to accomplish this with Leviton quick-port
> connectors.
> I realize I can use another RG-6 for the coax audio to the Reciever
> from the
> DVD, but what if I want to use the optical?  The run is probably about
> 30
> ft.  Most receivers I can afford only have 2 coax inputs and I am
> afraid to
> use both of them up right away. Is there a source for Quickport type
> jacks
> and cable that I can use in-wall and is relatively easy to terminate?
> Is
> there another name for the Toslink connection?
> Please let me know if anyone has any knowlege about this. Thanks!











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