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Subject: RE: Using Digital in/out on Archos Recorder 20 ?

RE: Using Digital in/out on Archos Recorder 20 ?

From: Matthew P. OReilly <>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 20:04:04 -0500

To the best of my knowledge, none of the Archos units have optical inputs or

I think you may be confusing optical with S/PDIF... S/PDIF is the digital
interface most devices use, but it has several manifestations, including
RCA-style (the most common) and optical (nearly as common). The optical
interface actually uses a fiber-optic cable to transmit information via
lightwaves. The RCA cable is just like any other RCA cable, really - it
uses electrical signals to transmit the digital information.

My guess is that you have a 3.5mm stereo jack (which is the same concept as
RCA style), since it works with another device. (Unless for some reason the
fiberoptic cable actually "fits" into a standard 3.5mm jack...)

Some of the inputs and outputs on the original jukeboxes (Jukebox 6000 for
instance) were non-functional. I don't know if that extended to the digital
interface, but it might.

What model player/recorder do you have?


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Inderjeet Singh
Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 7:34 PM
To: Rockbox Mailing List
Subject: Using Digital in/out on Archos Recorder 20 ?


I have been a very happy user of rockbox 1.4 (I found it through google when
I was really frustrated with the poor resume feature of the original archos
firmware). Thank you very much for actively developing it. :-)
Now onto my question:

I would like to use the optical digital out feature of archos jukebox for
playback through my home theater system. I bought an optical cable (SONY
POC-20AP) with toslink connectors and optical mini plug adapters. The cable
when connected to the optical mini-plug adapter fits nicely into archos
jukebox but I get no output signal. Similarly, when I try to record
something through my archos, I get no input signal. What am I missing ? Am I
using the wrong cable ?
BTW, The same cable (with toslink connection) works fine with my PC's
digital audio out.
Has anyone been able to use the digital out successfully ?

thank you very much
Received on 2003-02-23

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