DVD Connection

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by holmesdaren, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. holmesdaren

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    I am thinking about buying a DVD player with dolby digital decoder and speaker sets. My question is can you use these speakers without playing a DVD. I have cable digital TV, can that be played through one of these systems. As you can probably tell I am totally new to this so any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Reiner

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    You will need an AV amplifier or AV Receiver (= AV amp with tuner) to drive the speakers.
    That said you should buy an AV amp/receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS decoding instead of letting the DVD player do that part.
    This will benefit the sound (as decoding in the amp is usually of better quality) and even the most basic AV amps/receivers do have DD and DTS decoding now. Results also in less cabling.
    The amp/receiver can then be used for other sources, too (e.g. TV, VCR, tuner, turntable etc.), decoding is however limited to Dolby Pro-Logic only then.
     

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