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Connecting up a dvd optically

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by gerdy252, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. gerdy252

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    Needs some advice re : conecting dvd/av amp/tv ;
    Currently TVscart to 6 phono plugs into AV Amp.

    What are my options for linking the DVD to this setup.
    TV has a spare scart, satellite box has a spare scart, but
    AV amp has optical / coaxial + others. Can the AV Amp
    pass the visual image to the tv or does it only handle sound ?

    dvd - pioneer dv340
    AVamp - kenwood 3050

    gerd...
     
  2. Reiner

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    The optical connection will only carry sound/bitstreams, no video.
    Use the digital connection (coax or optical) if the AV amplifier should do the decoding from DVD instead the player itself, given of course that the amp can handle DD/DTS.
     
  3. Doubledoom

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    Generic answer below - adapt it accordingly

    Various ways to connect depending on what you think is acceptable.

    option 1 - RGB for both DVD and digibox but need to record via the RF.
    Audio carried from TV to Amp and DVD to amp (TV passes audio from vcr and
    digibox)

    DVD > Digibox VCR scart ( use scart lead, set DVD to output RGB)
    Digibox > TV (use scart lead into RGB scart socket)
    Video > TV (scart lead into composite scart socket - Don't use an expensive cable, it would be wasted)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)

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    Option 2 - RGB for digibox and s-video for DVD. Allows recording via the scart. Audio the same as above

    DVD > TV (scart into s-video scart)
    Digibox > TV (scart into RGB scart)
    Digibox > VCR (composite scart - Don't use expensive cable for this one)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
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    Option 3 - TV doesn't pass audio or doesn't pass it with decent quality. Will require manual switching between sources. Use video connections as option 1 or 2.

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on
    your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    VCR > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    Digibox > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
     

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