Bytecc 4-Port Optical Audio Switch

December 19, 2013Posted by Kevin White

 

Bytecc has a perfect gadget for your home theater. With the optical audio switch, you can have all of your favorite devices connected to your receiver. Some receivers only have one optical audio port and restricts you from having multiple devices pumping out full 5.1 or 7.1 audio through your speakers. If you have 5.1 or 7.1 and you have an HTPC, Bluray player, game console, and any other devices that have optical audio, you know the frustration of only being able to choose one.

With Bytecc's optical audio switch, you can have up to 4 devices connected to the one optical port on your receiver. Having this device, it allows you to play games with surround sound and with the push of a button your HTPC or Bluray player can then have the surround sound. This was a life saver for me as I was currently using my PS3 with RCA cables and my TV was stereo. That just wasn't going to work for me and after I installed the optical switch, I could fully enjoy my gaming experience.

Bytecc Optical Audio Switch

The optical switch requires a power outlet and it even comes with a remote! I connected my HTPC, PS3, TV, and Bluray player into the optical switch with optical audio cables and then I use one optical cable from the switch to my receiver. It's perfect and works flawlessly with a small form factor and a stylish design I was able to even impress my guests. *Update* I am able to have my PS3, PS4, HTPC, and HDTV all hooked into a single optical audio input.

The switch features a blue LED power indicator and when the device is off it turns red. The active switch number will also display an LED indicator letting you know what device is currently using the optical port on your receiver. No more manually switching around the cables to get the full experience from all of your devices as well as your receiver.

The switch features a push button that will flow through the ports or you can use the given remote to switch everything from the convenience of your couch. Having the full power of your 5.1 or 7.1 system is exactly why you bought that receiver, and now you can reach full potential. Turn your home theater into an enjoyable movie night without any hassle.

Bytecc also makes an HDMI Switch that can enhance your home theater experience and when combined with their optical audio switch, it's a dream come true.

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