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How can I connect mt BD-H5900 Blu-ray player direct to my HW-H450

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How can I connect mt BD-H5900 Blu-ray player direct to my HW-H450 soundbar without using the HDMI cable which I use for connection to my TV so I may play CDs direct without powering up the TV?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
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Your soundbar has an Optical in port which you can see page 8 of the manual here
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201411/20141114104022428/HW-H450-ZA-1114_Bookmark.pdf
And your Bluray has an optical out port which you can see on page 7 here
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201401/20140123144002476/02402A_BD_H5900_ZA_1601_BK.pdf
You can use this connection for it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Good Day Richard
Thanks for the information but unfortunately it is not correct. If you closely examine the output of the Bluray player, it is a coaxial output and not an optical output. I am very surprised with that and would have thought Samsung would have ensured that the input/output of the two devices were compatible. I don't think there is a way forward unless they produce some form of converter.
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Paul Laxton
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Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
ok that is suprising Paul that the made it coaxial.
But you can use this converter box to convert it for you which would then work
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cable-Mountain-Digital-Coaxial-Converter/dp/B001U7GW68
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