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Another: what cables should I buy for my new equipment. Please!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Famished, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Famished

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    Right just ordered the following

    Philips 28" 28PW6518C Real Flat Widescreen TV Inc Cabinet

    * 28"(66cm) Screen Size
    * Virtual Dolby Surround Sound
    * Fastext
    * 2 Scart Sockets
    * RGB via Scart socket
    * Front AV Input
    * S-VHS Socket
    * On Screen Menu
    * Auto Set Up
    * Headphone Socket
    * 16:9 Widescreen format
    * Pure Flat Screen
    * Stand Included

    &

    Amp and Speakers

    Sony HTDDW760

    # 5.1 reciever package
    # Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic 2
    # 80W x 5 + 100W subwoofer
    # Pre programmed remote commander

    I also have a Sony DVD player which I will be connecting up

    What cables so I need to buy to ensure that I have the best picture quality and have Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound from the TV and DVD player.

    Many Thanks for your help in advance.

    Nick
     
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    oh and the DVD player is a Sony DVP - S336
     
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    You just need a fully wired scart cable and set the DVD player to RGB. Then attach to the RGB scart of the TV (usually AV1).

    Then use either a optical or coaxial digital cable from the DVD player to a digital input on the amplifier. Check if you have both types or just one of these on the player.

    You can only get DD 5.1, DTS 5.1 or DPL 2 from the amplifier. You will still get 2 channel sound from the TV.
     
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    I thought that the amp would split the sound up from the TV to make it 5.1? How do I connect the TV to the AMP? is it only through the DVD player?
     
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    The TV is not 5.1. It is only Dolby Surround. The only way to get the sound from the TV is to use a red and white phono cables from the TV to a suitable input on the amp. You will get 2 channel stereo or Dolby Pro Logic from it (when watching a Dolby Surround transmission).
     
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    ah I see, but I assume that the sound from the 5.1 setup will sound good enough to at least mimic true dolby digital.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean, the sound from the 5.1 setup is or should be true Dolby Digital or DTS.
    When you set up a home cinema system you should split your system into 2 systems, one for the video and one for the audio. If you think of it this way then it will be simpler to understand.
    Most people use their tv/lcd/projector/plasma as purely a visual device and then use their AV amps and speakers for the audio. Quite often it's necessary to mute or lower the volume to zero on the tv.
    You probably don't need to connect your tv to your amp, simply use the digital optical/coaxial connection from the dvd player to your av amp. This single connection will carry all 6 channels from the dvd player to the av amp for decoding-then to your speakers.
    I hope I haven't been too patronising, I realise that alot of people have never setup a home cinema system before and it can seem a bit complicated to the newbie :smashin:
     
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    Cheers for your help mate, I understand what you are saying. I will connect my DVD to my amp but when I actually just watch normal TV can I get the sound to come out of all the surround speakers or does that just happen when I watch a DVD with surround sound or play a game on my Xbox?
     
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    for that you need analogue stereo pair and to use the Pro Logic 2 system on AMP which will mix 5.1 out of stereo
     
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    can you point me to a link at all?
     
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    Connectivity
    Number of scarts : 2
    Ext 1 Scart : CVBS in / out, RGB
    Ext 2 Scart : CVBS in / out, S video in
    Other connections : Audio constant level out
    Front/side connections : Audio left / right in, CVBS in, Headphone out

    here are the connections with the TV I assume that this TV has audio outputs ment by "Audio constant level out"

    Cheers
     

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