What does it actually output? The front L/R of 5.1? Or only 2 channel stuff (stereo, tuner, tape, phono, aux?)
Thanks pointon.Originally posted by pointon
It outputs everything. All 5.1 channels of a 5.1 soundtrack travel through digital connections. A digital connection will, put in a ridiculously simple way, carry digital versions of 2 channel analogue signals also. A normal 2 channel connection cannot pass a digital signal.
Therefore you'll need digital connections for Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS soundtracks. All you'll get from a 2 channel connection is a Dolby Prologic soundtrack.
No! You can only record to CD/MD via digital if you are recording from a CD/MD etc. via a digital link ie. the complete circuit needs to be digital. The receiver can not convert an analogue signal to digital.will help to record on MD/CD recorders from a tuner/tape/tt whatever the source is selected on the receiver. Am I right till now?
The recorder will either not recognise it and will therefore not record it, or it will only record in sterio. If recording from a DVD for example, you must set the DVD player to output in PCM (digital 2 channel).So what happens if 5.1 signal goes to a recorder?
According to the manual for my receiver I can't record a digital signal through analogue outputs, and there is no mention of recording analogue inputs digitally.Originally posted by MarkE19
No! You can only record to CD/MD via digital if you are recording from a CD/MD etc. via a digital link ie. the complete circuit needs to be digital. The receiver can not convert an analogue signal to digital.