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Non HDMI reciever and Dolby Digital


Standard Member
I have just pucrhased a new Samsung 750 and matching Blueray player, I have an older amplifier, which is very good, but it does not have HDMI. I used the optical cable to hook up the sound from the player to the amp, but I believe you also need to plug in the single digital cable. Of course these new players, DV and Cable Boxes, only have HDI and Optical. Without the digital connection it seems like I dont get 5.1. Must I really buy a new amplifier, or is there another solution?

Thank you, ccampbell622


Well-known Member
Optical and digital coax can normally both carry the same signals so either should be capable of 5.1 but neither of them can carry the newer HD sound formats so just make sure you are only trying to send DD or DTS and it should work fine.

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