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Optical connection: Stereo or 5.1?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by AlterMann, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. AlterMann

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    I am planning to buy Pioneer DCS-313...

    It has "optical in" connection...

    But i couldn't find out that this connection is either STEREO or 5.1 CHANNEL? :rolleyes:

    Can anybody enlighten me?

    (I am planning to setup a 5.1 channel connection from my PC to Pioneer..)
     
  2. jaymac

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    This might help? The 99's optical input is for MD system/ Digital satellite/ or games system I would think the 313 is the same.You can download the manual from Pioneers website
     
  3. AlterMann

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    There is no technical info on manuals about this...

    Only it says:


    "These include digital components such as an
    MD player, digital satellite, or a game system.
    Connect using a optical digital cable (not
    supplied)."


    Is it posible to this "stereo only" connection? (if yes = too bad :( )
     
  4. jaymac

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    I wouldn't think an optical input just for stereo was worth providing. I believe dig/sat can be 5:1 might be worth checking out that section out that section
     
  5. andy572

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    I own the 313's predecessor (the 303), AlterMann. If 5.1 goodness from an external source is your thing, you won't have any problems! :smashin:

    Unless something's changed... :devil:

    :laugh:
     
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    Thank you.

    Now i have to find an Electrical-to-Optical converter & cable. (My sound card is Audigy 1, that has only minijack SPDIF out)
     
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    I think its only Panasonic that for some reason have limitations on their optical inputs. Presumably a firmware issue.
     

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