can you play tv through all in one dvd speakers?

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  1. shelley

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    All the mags advise its best to go for a nicam tv with 5.1 dolby digital dvd, and use the dvd speakers for the tv.

    Can you do this with, say a Sony all in one dvd system like the dav s500? I

    If so, how do you get the tv audio through the dvd speakers, unless playing an actual dvd?

    As you can see I'm not technical at all, so be gentle with me please_ _ _ _!

    Shelley
     
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    There are several ways...

    Audio out (phono L & R) from TV to audio in on Sony DAVs500

    or

    audio out (phono L & R) from Digital Set Top Box (if you have one)to audio in on Sony DAVs500

    HTH
     
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    Thanks Kevo!
     
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    Hmm.. I'm confused now. Does that mean you can only get stereo out of the 6 speakers? I'm getting sky digital soon (currently have cable) and I was under the impression that I should get a Sony STB because it has an optical out socket so I could get surround sound by pluging that into my DAV S500. Is that right?
     
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    Hi Shelley

    I think you are about at my level.

    I did a lot of reading and so on but found in the end it was best to get some "face to face" advice.

    I looked at the Sony DAV systems but unfortunately, these were a little out of my price range.

    I actually ended up with the following:

    Cyberhome AD528 DVD
    Ditton DT88 Amp
    Ariston msx03 speaker (two pairs)

    Which all connects together easily.

    I do have one problem connecting the DVD to AMP, but have posted here asking for advice.

    Otherwise - I would thorougly recommend this setup!

    Bye!

    PS. Nick23 - I remember that there used to be a system called quadraphonic, but this was only four speakers. I'm not sure what 6 is called?
     
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    Nick

    No, you will get 'normal' Dolby Surround (Pro-Logic)

    You only need an optical cable for Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and not Pro-Logic sound which is broadcast on Digital/Terrestrial Tv, for this a normal stereo-phono cable will suffice.

    However, Sky Digital Plus STBs have an optical out as Sky PremierWS DOES broadcast some films in DD 5.1, But only via satellite and you MUST have subscribed with the Sky Digital Plus package.
    You cannot (yet?) get DD5.1 on any other Digital TV platform.

    I don't know if the Sont STB will output DD5.1 from Sky Digital Plus.
     
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    BenDover

    You need an optical or coaxial cable from your DVD to amp for DD5.1/DTS sound, depending on what sockets you have available.
     
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    Kevo

    Thanks. That's what I was told (by a friend) and he has actually loaned me an optical lead. Unfortunately I just can't work out where to plug it in.

    There is some more detail on my other post - Budget system help please.

    Thanks again.
     
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    BenDover

    I've just been looking at the spec of your amp and it seems it is a Pro-Logic amp only, therefore it will not decode DD5.1 and may not have any optical inputs.

    This is old technology and I highly recommend you exchange it (if you can) for a DD/DTS AV amp.

    I'm guessing that you got it from Richer sounds.
    Although they do 'cheap & cheerful' products you should be able to pick the right amp up from them at a 'reasonable' price
     
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    I certainly would NOT.
     
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    Hi Kevo

    Thanks for you help.

    Well that would explain why I couldn't plug in the optical lead!

    I am very surprised as I have only just bought the amp. It was brand new in the original box.

    I will certainly attempt to change it. What would you recommend to replace it? OK I'm looking for something that has DD/DTS? Hopefully I can just exchange it without spending any more money. The amp did cost me £59.95 and for that I would expect something that is at least modern.

    You help is much appreciated

    Great!
     
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    I wouldn't know which to recommend, there are so many.
    You're best posting on the AV Amp & Receiver section on this forum.

    I doubt whether you would get one for under £100 let alone £60!

    Good luck
     
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    Bendover

    I think you really need to think about your budget.

    Budget amps are available for very little (relatively speaking) but you should be considering spending at least £150, perhaps closer to £200 for a budget level amp from the likes of Sony, Kenwood or Yamaha.

    I would get a refund, then save a bit more.

    Laurel
     
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    I would have thought such a ledgendry producer of adult entertiament would know know which hole to stick a lead in. If you go back to RS you may want to swap your cyberhome for the Acoustic Solutions DVD551 which has 6 channel out and put that into a Sony STRDE375 which has 6 channel in, this should give you DD in a nice siver ensamble. Costs you more but I have never looked back since I bought a Pioneer 444k and a Technics SADX950. DTS is so good I dont know how I watched films before it, So check the AS has DTS decoding on board.:D :D :D
    PS you can give you mate his optical lead back as you wont need it anymore.
     
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    So you have seen my films eh? only kidding.

    Thanks for the reply, unfortunately, you lost me after about 20 words! I'm not sure what you mean about the 6 channels?

    I've taken Kevo's advice and posted a question in the Amp forum. Hopefully someone can put me on the right path.

    Out of interest, how much would a Sony STRDE375 and Acoustic Solutions DVD551 (which I take it is a DVD) cost. How much did you spend on your system (pioneer and technics)?

    Thanks a bundle!
     
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    PS

    I'm beggining to think I have started on the wrong hobby!
     
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    DD Dolby Digital and DTS use 6 speakers ie channels, 5 normal and a sub the information for these channels is in an encoded format, so you need a decoder. Most people use the amp to decode, but if you can't afford that your DVD player can do the decoding and pass the analogue ( sound signals) to the amplifier (this just makes them louder(audible)). Hence you can use a cheaper amp.

    The Sony and the Acoustic DVD are £120 (each) from RS.

    Ibought mmy Pioneer for £180 SADX950 for £215 and 5 Technics speakers for £110 added some good cables from lektropaks and the lot cost £600. Alot I admit but for that I get DVD's in DTS/DD PS2 games in DD/DTS Stereo sound for CD,s and Radio/ and MP3 from my computer. Take all that into account and it's not a bad deal I could have spent more or less but that is what I could afford, I am now looking for A Sub (Subwoofer for BASS), An Xbox maybe and a minidisc deck. I reckon after the initial £500-£600 £200 hundred ayear on new hardware will keep you ahead of the game.

    I suggest you Buy the Acoustic Solutions DVD and save for the rest, or trade in your mini system at RS and build up Components.

    Before I joined this forum I was going to spend £300 on anice SONY mini. 3 months later Ihave pushed my budget and am well pleased hope this helps.

    If you want any Budget advice send me a private message or email HD.

    :D :devil: :devil: :D :D :devil: :D
     
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    OH NO you haven't!

    You'll love it.

    Nothing compares to DVD and DD/DTS on a WS TV in your own home. Better than broadcast and some would even argue that it's better than the Cinema.

    An understanding partner and deep pockets are not essential....but would help ;)

    Welcome to the wonderful world of HOME CINEMA....Enjoy!
     

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