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    Default Optical Cables

    I got an Acoustic Research optical cable at Fry's for my HDTV/HTSystem hookup but even though it fits the jacks it doesn't stay in.

    Do I have to really jam that plug in the jack to get it stay?

    Did I get the wrong size? Anybody used this type of cable before because I haven't. It has a little light bulb at each end.

    I tried turning it, no go.

    I looked for a pull back/spring loaded thingy (like a quick disconnect), not there.

    Tried connecting it to the Time Warner cable box, same thing.

    All jacks, (HDTV, HTSystem and Time Warner cable box) have the same type of jack: a square port with a little cover that flips open when you push the cable in.

    http://www.araccessories.com/aracces...RODUCT_ID=ES82

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    I think they are all the same size. when you push it in, do you feel a "click" feel? I haven't touched my optical cables in a while, but I recall that is what I felt when pushing them in. I didn't feel like I was "jamming" them in, either. but then again, it is fry's. I wouldn't be surprised if they sold you a POS cable...or a POS anything for that matter ;-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosoupforyou View Post
    I think they are all the same size. when you push it in, do you feel a "click" feel? I haven't touched my optical cables in a while, but I recall that is what I felt when pushing them in. I didn't feel like I was "jamming" them in, either. but then again, it is fry's. I wouldn't be surprised if they sold you a POS cable...or a POS anything for that matter ;-).
    No, definitely no click.

    I know Fry's rep is as you say but their prices are good.

    Hmmmmm....I may be going back tomorrow....

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    ebay cables are much cheaper lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosoupforyou View Post
    ebay cables are much cheaper lol.
    Heh! They sure are but for $19.99 at Fry's, as opposed to $27.00 at Best Buy, and, I wanted the darn cable today, and Fry's is close to work, I did the Fry's dance....

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    fry's is about 1 mile away from my office. I'll never step into that ****hole again. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosoupforyou View Post
    fry's is about 1 mile away from my office. I'll never step into that ****hole again. lol.
    This cable will just not stay in! No click...nothing.

    Well, back to the ****house tomorrow!

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    There is only one way it can go in. Match up the flat side, & there should be a click when it's fully seated.

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I couldn't find my old one. Go to monoprice & get your cables. A 6 foot one is less than $5. It takes about 2 days for it to arrive.

    Audio Cables - Optical Toslink

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    There is only one way it can go in. Match up the flat side, & there should be a click when it's fully seated.

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I couldn't find my old one. Go to monoprice & get your cables. A 6 foot one is less than $5. It takes about 2 days for it to arrive.

    Audio Cables - Optical Toslink
    Yes, I matched up the flat side on the HDTV and the cable box but, nada.

    Thanks for the link! Those are some great prices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    Yes, I matched up the flat side on the HDTV and the cable box but, nada.

    Thanks for the link! Those are some great prices!
    It wouldn't stay in on either end? Return that pos.

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