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Audio Outputs Humax 8000T

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by ashtongate, Aug 3, 2004.

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    I was just going to buy the Humax 8000T due to the 9000T probably not going to be available until early 2005 ...but discovered that it has no Digital Audio outputs...

    Does everyone just use the normal red/white outputs to a Amp/Receiver ??

    I currently have the Pioneer freeview box which offers a choice of digital outputs and that works great on my receiver... do i take a step backwards ??

    I just wanted this model as it has a HDD for easier recording... it's a pain having to record it everytime on my DVD Recorder..

    Also ... will i get a 7 day EPG ? Oh.. and can you set it to record a series of programs ?

    Thanks !!
     
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    Mine has a digital out put - I am at work now but I am 99% sure its a Toshlink, optical.

    Keith
     
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    ahh.. Toshlink...

    Is TOSHLINK the same as Standard Electrical Optical ? like the Pioneer one I have ?

    If so.. that's great for me... ?
     
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    is Toslink different to normal optical ? do i require a different cable, will this fit into my receiver ?
     
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    Toslink is the normal square optical connector found on everything except some Sony equipment which uses a smaller mini-jack. Adaptors are available everywhere anyway.
     
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    Thanks Eviljohn...... it was the connection that said S/PDIF that confused me.. (i will get there soon).. so SPDIF is the normal square connector optical connector... ? is that right.. DOH !..

    So is this PVR to go for ? i will buy from Curry's tonight.. £149 isn't a bad price i think..

    Can anyone advise on the 7 day EPG thingy ?
     
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    The square connector is called Toslink (that's the connection standard). SPDIF is the actual digital interface that's used (Sony/Philips Digital Interface, in the same vein as PCM, Dolby Digital and DTS). I wouldn't worry about it too much though, there shouldn't be anything out of the ordinary with the box connections (mine hasn't arrived yet but I've been reading up on it).

    The Humax seems capable of receiving the 7-day EPG but it's only broadcast to very small areas at the moment so you may well not benefit from it just yet.
     
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    Thanks again .. been really helpful..
    Humax here we go... !
     
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    Sound through the optical output is pretty good, but is of course, only stereo at present. The connection is the same as you will find on your dvd player, a standard optical digital (toslink) cable will do the job but whether there is any improvement over the analogue outputs is debatable. I don't know of any plans for 5.1 sound transmission in the near future.

    N.B. The 7 day epg coverage seems to be quite wide now. If the latest '11' firmware is installed, the 7 day epg works really well (on my box anyway).
     

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