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Dvd to A/V Receiver

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Bubbauk, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Bubbauk

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    What connection should i use? Phono, digital optical or digital coaxial? The dvd player will be used for dvds and music.

    AV Receiver is Marantz SR4500
    DVD Player is Marantz DV4400


    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    There's little to choose between digital co-ax and optical, so whichever is most convenient.
     
  3. Bubbauk

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    Hi

    So i should go for a digital signal and that will work out best for music and dvds? Or should i go for a phono connection aswell?

    I think i will go for co-ax for the digital connection mainly because people have said its better than optical or just the same.

    Thanks.
     
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    You cannot get 5.1 discrete sound unless you use a digital co-axial or optical connection so one or the other is a must.

    You can use the same connection to play CD's or you can use analogue connections if you wish. On my setup the DACS in the amp are significantly better than in the DVD player so I use the same digital connection for playing CD's as well as DVDs
     
  5. Bubbauk

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    Ok, so if i use a digital connection it bypasses the dvd player dacs and uses the amps? And if i use analogue(phono) it uses the dvd players? Which would you recomend usuing from looking at the spec of both the dvd player and the amp?

    Thanks for the help so far.
     
  6. Nick_UK

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    No need to refer to specs. Use a digital connection. Digital connections are much less prone to outside influences on cabling.
     
  7. Bubbauk

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    So i should definatly use a digital connection from the dvd player to the amp for both music cds and movie dvds?
     
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    Yes you should, get a profigold digital coax cable for £10 from profigoldcables.com
     
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    .... or a £2.99 optical cable from Ebay, your choice :)
     
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    The fact an audio cable has more ill effects over it's length is surely less important than the quality of the conversion from digital to analogue and which piece of equipment performs it!
     

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