5.1 Decoding query

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  1. nsherin

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    Hi,

    The Alba DVD-119 I'm looking at purchasing, does not do 5.1 decoding. However, if I'm not mistaken, I can run an optical or coax cable from the DVD player into my Yamaha amp, which will do all the usual 5.1 decoding. Can anyone confirm if this will work or will I need a DVD player that does 5.1 decoding as well?

    Many thanks,
    Neil
     
  2. garmtz

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    A receiver that does the 5.1 decoding is enough. You don't need another 5.1 decoder in your DVD-player.
     
  3. nsherin

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    Thanks for your help, garmtz. If the player has a digital out connector, then it looks like I'll be buying it!
     
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    If there is a Dolby Digital/DTS logo on the front plate, it MUST surely have a digital out... :)
     
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    If I place a DD/DTS logo on a record deck will it output DD & DTS? :p :D
     
  6. nsherin

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    Thanks, garmtz - an idiot moment there for a minute - but then it is Monday :D

    nathan_silly - there is actually a record deck that rather than using a stylus, works via a laser pickup. It's about £20K, though. Wonder if the next version will be DD/DTS capable? :rotfl:
     
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