I want to be able to plug up my PS3 and Cable box (Both are Output) to my Samsung 5.1 (Is an Input) surround sound sound system by Optical Audio cable. I am tired of needing to unplug my PS3 and to plug my Cable box up so i thougth this one would work. I bought the one below and it did not work any
The "VIMVIP Toslink Digital Optical Audio Splitter 1 in 2 Out (Black)" is a splitter. If you tried to connect two inputs (the output of your PS3 and cable box) and one output (the input or the surround sound system), you are using it backwards.
The "Nyrius SW100 Digital Audio Optical Toslink 3 Input Selector Switch" is the right type of device to be using. I haven't personally used this device so can't guarantee it will work, but I don't see why it would not.