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Dolby Digital sound

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Yazoo, May 11, 2002.

  1. Yazoo

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    Forgive my ignorance but I'm new to Home cinema.

    I have a Panasonic DTS TV but at the mo' I only have a scart lead connecting my DVD player to it. All I can manage so far is pro-logic sound. Do I have to use a co-axial or optical connection to get dolby digital sound?

    Thanks
     
  2. groundy

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    Well the short answer to this one is YES. Coaxial or Optical from DVD player to Digital Audio Input on TV and you're sorted.
     
  3. Yazoo

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    Thanks m8, I found out that scart only caters upto Pro-logic. Can't wait till I get a optical cable.
     
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    This is really a question rather than a reply but can you get a lead that is optical (player) to co-axial (tv) and is this any different in what it delivers to co-axial to co-axial?. Are there any dangers to your speakers in making such a connection?
     
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    When you say co-axial (TV) I hope you don't mean the Co-Ax Aerial input:D

    You need a toslink to RF convertor. The cheapest place I've found is Maplins. You'll need a Co-Ax lead and an optical lead to connect it up though!

    DaveP
     
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    If you talk about coaxial (digital) input at TV and optical output from the DVD (assuming it has no coax out) you can find converters from electronic shops.

    But observe DaveP's comment, i.e. don't confuse the antenna (RF) input with the digital coax (orange color RCA/Phono connector).
     
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    I thought all DVD players had coax out since that is the 'default' connection.
     
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    Nope. My Yamaha DSP-796 for example does not.

    Strange but true. :eek:
     
  9. the badger

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    No, I wasn't getting confused about the co-ax on th t.v. I do mean "digital sound in". My DVD player does hav a co-ax out- I just wondered if there was any advantage in using the optical output
     
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    Unless you have an earthloop causing a hum in your speakers when using coax the answer must be clearly no.
     

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