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need help with lead selection for new amp/dvd setup.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by wattman, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. wattman

    wattman
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    what types of leads & where? totally lost'''' phono,rca,jack,digital???

    1. sony str-db1070amp

    2. hitachi c24w511tn-311 24"dolby pro-logic tv. 2 scarts.
    4 off audio line-outs phono? sockets(s,c,r&l)the manual says these go to amp & speakers(e.g; c goes to centre amp & speaker)

    3. hitachi vt-fx860e(ukn) vcr. 2 scarts(one is coloured blue)
    2 off audio out (r&l)

    4. dvd- don`t have one yet but may buy the slim pioneer dv444 as i am trying to fit everything under my tv...(is it o.k to sit dvd directly on top of amp?)
    oh,i also have a prowire homecinema toslink lead as the guy i bought the amp from(hi-spek)insisted this was the best cable to use from dvd to amp. :confused:
     
  2. Spencem

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    Do a quick search here for Doubledoom's stock answer to conection options.

    In general use that lead Hi-Spek sold you to link the DVD and Amp for 5.1 sound, and then the VCR L&R to the amp.

    Are you sure that the outputs on the TV are not speaker outs? Most TV's will only have L&R line outs, either on seperate phono's or on a scart (which you can get adaptors for).
     
  3. Doubledoom

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    Safe you the look.

    Various ways to connect depending on what you think is acceptable.

    option 1 - RGB for both DVD and digibox but need to record via the RF.
    Audio carried from TV to Amp and DVD to amp (TV passes audio from vcr and
    digibox)

    DVD > Digibox VCR scart ( use scart lead, set DVD to output RGB)
    Digibox > TV (use scart lead into RGB scart socket)
    Video > TV (scart lead into composite scart socket - Don't use an expensive cable, it would be wasted)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)

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    Option 2 - RGB for digibox and s-video for DVD. Allows recording via the scart. Audio the same as above

    DVD > TV (scart into s-video scart)
    Digibox > TV (scart into RGB scart)
    Digibox > VCR (composite scart - Don't use expensive cable for this one)
    Aerial > digibox > vcr > TV

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
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    Option 3 - TV doesn't pass audio or doesn't pass it with decent quality. Will require manual switching between sources. Use video connections as option 1 or 2.

    DVD > Amp (using digital co-ax or optical -identical quality, depends on
    your available connections)
    TV > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    VCR > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
    Digibox > Amp (using 2x phono connection)
     
  4. steev

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    The TV outs are probably left, right, centre and surround. That's what we've got on our Hitachi. Our's plug into a base unit with an amplifier and centre speaker built in and connections for rear speakers. The TV has a Pro-Logic decoder built in. You may be better off using the decoder in your amp.

    Unfortunately it's playing up at the moment. Sound volume keeps changing depending on whether it's speech or music. Luckily it's a rental :)

    Steve
     
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    I have a Panasonic TV which has audio outs for front l/r, rear l/r and centre. Recently I purchased the Denon 1802 amp. To connect my TV to the Amp do I need to simply use the front l/r audio outs on the TV ? Will the Amp convert this to PL / PL II ?
     
  6. wattman

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    i`m sorry but i`m still confused with all this. for instance what cables would i use to connect from my tv to my amp?the tv has two scarts but also the 4 phono plugs marked s,c,r & l. also all this about a digibox is cofusing as well because i don`t have one....(still needing help).
     
  7. steev

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    As I understand it the Pro-Logic information should all be in the L&R outputs. You may have to change the TV sound mode to disable the built in decoding.

    One of these days I'll get an amp (Marantz 4200 if I can get one) and I'll be able to play with these things. Meanwhile I'm going by what I've read
     
  8. bob007

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    wattman.....

    1xSCART lead from AV1 VIDEO > AV1 TV (QED AV21 SQUART)
    1xPHONO leads from TV audio out (L/R) > AMP
    Can also have 1xPHONOS from VIDEO > AMP

    When you get your DVD swap scart from AV1 TV and replace into AV2 TV, then connect DVD AV1 > AV1 TV with another scart (QED AV21 if you want to get best results) Then connect Digital output from DVD (prowire homecinema toslink lead) to the digital input on your amp.
    Go to DVD menu and configure it for RGB.
    hope this helps
     
  9. wattman

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    thanks bob,this sounds just like the advice i needed.now all i have to do is get some leads & put it to the test''''

    thanks again

    wattman
     

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