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analogue 5.1 question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by palostick, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. palostick

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    My Sony ns 300 DVD player outputs dd and dts though I don't think it has a decoder on it. I'm weighing up sub £200 amps and am interested in the pioneer sc301 -- it's doesn't have 5.1 analogue.

    can someone please explain why I need 5.1 if I've got DD and DTS. What's the benefit of having 5.1 -- future proofing? -- or do I need it to make the most of my current dvd player?

    Yours, very confused.
     
  2. MarkE19

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    The main reason for having 5.1 inputs on a receiver are for DVD-A or SACD as these formats can only normaly be decoded by the player and not sent through the digital coax/optical leads to the receiver.
    You could also use the inputs to connect an external processor to the receiver, but processors tend to cost a lot more than an integrated receiver and is therefore unlikely to be used for this.

    Mark.
     
  3. palostick

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    thanks Mark. Sounds like a feature that I don't need to pay for.
     

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