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Analogue or Digital connections

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by garyjd, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. garyjd

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    Hi all, looking for some clarification.

    I have an arcam AVR200, currently looking at DVD players and would like some advice on what is best.

    Should I be looking for a DVD player that has 5.1 analogue audio outputs or just use digital to connect to AV, what are the advantages/disadvantages of each and their preferred use?

    Thanks

    Gary
     
  2. KraGorn

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    As I see it basically it boils down to whether the player or the receiver have the higher quality DACs. Clearly other things like DD/DTS decoding, bass management, convenience of cabling etc. also play a part in the decision.
     
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    Unless you have a £1000 DVD player and £100 AVR it is unusual for the DVD to have better decoders than the AVR and so digital is best.

    Saying that there are very few low-mid ranged players on the market that dont have both as standard.

    The one thing you may want the analogue connection for is for SACD or DVD-A as these cannot be passed via the standard digital connection.
     

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