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    I can't get these cables to firmly connect to the ports. Any tricks?   (11 Answers)

    By Bartman October 5, 2011.

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      I discovered that I was trying to insert it into the plug with the plastic protector caps still in place. Removing the tiny covers allowed it to seat into the plug and work fine.

      By Anonymous January 14, 2012.

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      Do i take the plastic cover off the tip of the cable   (10 Answers)

      By Anonymous February 12, 2011.

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        Yes.

        By Anonymous June 25, 2011.

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        CONNECTION PROBLEM   (10 Answers)

        I HAVE CONNECTED ONE END TO MY DIRECT TV DVR RECEIVER AND THE OTHER END TO MY BOSE 321 SYSTEM AND DO NOT GET ANY SOUND. WHAT CAN I DO?

        By Anonymous June 21, 2011.

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          At first I did the same thing. You have to connect all three. I used this kind of cable for all three. Directv box to the TV, TV to the sound bar.

          By Mikkamarie March 13, 2015.

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          WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS FOR   (10 Answers)

          I was given this cable and i have zero club what it does and what it is used for. Please help me

          By Anonymous October 17, 2010.

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            This cable will go from your tv to your receiver/external speaker sorce. Say for instance you have a smart tv with wifi and your streaming Netflix, the sound will only be heard out of your tv speakers. You'll need this cable to go from your tv to your external device to enjoy surround sound

            By Davhov February 27, 2015.

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            I just bought the 8ft digital optical audio cable "RF-G1219)… Is this an HDMI cable?

            By Jeff January 2, 2015.

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              Digital optical cables are not the same as HDMI cables. Although the name seems misleading, optical cables only provide audio connectivity. An HDMI cable provides both video and audio connectivity, and at what is considered improved quality over other combinations of AV cabling.

              By NotLarryTheCableGuy February 3, 2015.

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              is the RF-G1218 COMPATIBLE WITH APPLE TV   (6 Answers)

              By Anonymous August 23, 2012.

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                yes, I use them on my apple tv

                By tepic August 30, 2014.

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                how do i connect samsung sound bar hw-5550 to sony bravia kdl-55w900a   (6 Answers)

                I have time warner cable dvr

                By Anonymous September 22, 2013.

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                  There are a couple of options that can be considered here. First thing you need to do is check to see what kind of audio connection your TV and sound bar has. If both have optical audio then the connection won't be difficult. But if the television has a coaxial audio cable then you've hit a snag. There is something you can buy on amazon to go from a coaxial input to an optical audio output. Another option would be connecting the optical audio cable from the sound bar to the digital cable box. I have a DVR time warner cable box and mine has an optical audio connection so I'm assuming that yours does as well. Hope this helps.

                  By Gameguy12 August 1, 2014.

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                  How do you prepare the cable for use?   (9 Answers)

                  There are no instructions included with the cable explaining how to connect the cable. It being an optical cable I was not sure if I had to remove the small clear plastic tip on the end of the cable. I finally figured out that it had to come off. Then, I still couldn't get one of the fittings to work and after removing the second piece of plastic on one end, the black one, I got it to fit. It is not user friendly.

                  By wcoh9225 December 20, 2011.

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                    Yes, the little plastic tips do come off. And you are so correct in saying " not user friendly".

                    By Mikkamarie March 13, 2015.

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                    What is the difference between this cable and a 1mm low-loss core cable?   (4 Answers)

                    As far as Optical cables go, is this a single mode cable? Multi mode cable? Whats the difference between this cable and a 1mm low-loss core?

                    By Anonymous September 27, 2014.

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                      Sound clarity!

                      By krdalton June 2, 2015.

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                      how do I connect the digital optical audio cable?   (10 Answers)

                      I want my cable box and xbox all to be connected to the soundbar, how do I do that?

                      By Anonymous December 26, 2012.

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                        You just run the cable from the soundbar to your tv. Anything that plays on the tv will go to soundbar. You also have to change the settings for the tv to route through soundbar and turn tv speakers off.

                        By Eric July 29, 2016.

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