Digital Coaxical to RCA?

Trying to connect my Directv receiver to a Polk Omni A1. Trying to avoid buying a bulky AVR in bedroom. Apple TV is using the digital optical input. What is left is a digital coaxial out on receiver (orange) and RCA (red/ white ) Audio on the Polk Omni A1.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.
AVR: Marantz SR 5011
L/ R: Polk Audio 703 LSiM (Bi Amp'd)
C: Polk Audio 255c - LS
R: Def Tech
Sub: PSW 505 (12 inch)
DVD: Oppo UDP 203
TV: 2016 Sony XBR 75X850D

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,235
    I would suggest a DAC.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,499
    edited May 2018
    You can buy a small DAC at Monoprice for like $24. I use one for a set of wireless headphones for Bev's Dad. My TV only had a Toslink audio output, but the phones required analog L/R connections.

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=6884 My bad, only $17.99.

    I have been using one for years, and it works great. Comes with it's own walwart PS.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,375
    edited May 2018
    I've used those converters before, as well. They work.

    Another option would be to go HDMI to your TV with both the Apple TV and DirecTV, and then out to the Omni with the Optical, presuming your TV has it. Most TVs have optical or coaxical output. In a pinch, you could use the RCA outs from the TV to the Omni?
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,375
    edited May 2018
    I didn't realize they were making these things with both coax and optical in one box. The ones I bought in the past were either/or. Good to know.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,391
    Would help if we knew the model of the TV. If the TV has a digital output, connect the apple tv and direct tv box to inputs on the TV then optical out to the omni.
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  • Digital to Analog converter can help you.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,391
    WhereYou wrote: »
    Digital to Analog converter can help you.

    If one doesn't care about DD signals from the tv, then yes. Without a receiver, you'd want the TV to do the switching and optical out to the Omni.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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