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DTS and Dolby through standard RCAs?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by cinema stu, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. cinema stu

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    Sorry for the possibly stupid question but is it still possible to get proper DTS or Dolby Digital audio output through standard black and red RCA to RCA cables???

    I recently purchased a new TV and AV receiver.... have hooked up the RED/GREEN/WHITE component lead from the DVD to the TV with the BLACK/RED RCA audio cable connecting the audio output on the DVD to the amp.

    Yet whenever I play my DVDs it doesn't seem to register the DTS or DD signal!!

    Do I need to have a DIGITAL COAXIAL or DIGITAL OPTICAL lead to hear the proper DTS/DD signal??

    My new Yamaha Digital Home Cinema Receiver RX-V350 (Silver) should display the little DTS or DD logo when the signal is going through.... I have seen it display it before because I had a friend's digital coaxal connected when I first bought the unit...

    thanks for anyone's advice.
     
  2. phillfyspoon

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    U need a digital optical lead. U are only sending the amp 2ch stereo.
     
  3. Nick_UK

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    If your DVD player has a digital co-axial output, you can use that too.
     
  4. Reiner

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    No, they carry analog stereo only.

    Red, green, white? Should be red, green, blue I guess - but nevermind. ;)

    Yes, either one - depending on what inputs you have available at the amp.
     

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