DAC/Cable box connection


When I connect my Comcast cable box to my DAC via coaxial cable all I get is "Tic-tic-tic." Both the DAC and the cable box work fine in other configurations. What's up?
jgb1166
Is your cable box set to "PCM" or "stereo"? If your cable box is sending a Dolby Digital signal, then it will cause the DAC to make strange noises.
Ballan,

That must be it; I'll reset my box and let you know.

Thanks,
Jon
Ballan,

Unfortunately, my box is a Magnavox with built-in Dolby which I can't defeat; Look like I'll have to go swap it out if I can. Thanks again for your advice. I'll keep you posted.

Cheers,
Jon
My TV has an optical output. Not sure if it's a passthrough, has an analog to digital converter, stereo, etc. Not sure what it would do as I've never tried it. See if your TV has one. Maybe that'll work rather than swapping boxes?
Kbarkamian,

Thanks for your suggestion; I've ordered an optical cable and I'll give it a try.

Cheers,
Jon