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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by mevetts, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. mevetts

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    Hi all,

    I have the Pannie S75, which has decoders built in, as I understand it.

    I just wanted to know, when I get around to affording my receiver/amp, do I need to get one with decoders built in? If they are built in, how does it work if there are decoders in the player as well? Is it to do with the way you connect it all up?

    Thanks for any help,

    Mark.
     
  2. vonhosen

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    If the DVD player does the decoding it is analogue out from DVD player to Receiver/amp that will carry the signal.

    If you use the digital out from the DVD player to the receiver/amp, the receiver amp will need decoders.
     
  3. mevetts

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    Thanks for that vonhosen. I guess it will be an amp/rec with decorders then and use the digital out.

    Is that best way?
     
  4. mevetts

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    Thanks for that vonhosen. I guess it will be an amp/rec with decorders then and use the digital out.

    Is that the best way?
     
  5. Mylo

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    The panasonic s75 has a 6 channel output does it not?

    If it does you could use a power amp.
     
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    yeah but volume control would be awkward
     
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    Hi,

    Mylo - the player does have 6 ch outputs, so a power amp could be an option.

    What are the possible volume problems mentioned by bobbypunk (I am not particularly up to speed yet on the whole power amp/av amp/receiver situation)!

    Also if I was to use a power amp, am I able to run a CD player throught it as well?

    What would happen if I was to change my DVD player and the new one did not have built-in decoders?

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
  9. Mylo

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    1: the conventional power amp is a black box with no controls on it. The control is provided by a pre amp. The type of power amp I listed is fairly rare but they are available.

    2: yes you could add a CD player with this type of power amp.

    3: a new DVD with no decoders would mean time for a new AV amp or time for a dedicated processor.
     
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    Average price of receivers will tend to be lower than most power amps as most power amps are of a higher level. If you can't find one of the rarieties like mylo mentions then a receiver will probably be much more convenient!
     
  11. mevetts

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    I have to say I think you are probably right bobby punk. I think if I had the money to spend then a quality power amp and separate processor would be a worthwhile investment, but sadly funds are limited :( !

    Nope, it will be an av rec, plus whatever speakers I finally decide upon, but that's a whole other thing!

    Many thanks everyone. :clap:

    Mark.
     

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