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Optical Digital? Newbie, pls help!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by jmp_78, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. jmp_78

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    I have a Sony DAV-S550 Home Cinema kit - it is prgrammed for Region 2 only. I have been told to chip this will cost a fair few quid!
    I would instead like to buy a standalone Multi-Region player for upto £40 - 1st question, any suggestions..?
    My more important question is as follows... using the existing kit, I can obviously achieve DD5.1 & DTS. I want to know if I could connect the standalone player to the Sony, to get DD5.1 from Multi-Region discs. Sony UK, and the Sony Shop were most unhelpful!
    The sockets I have spare at the back of the Sony are as follows - 1.Component Video Out jacks; 2.Video2 jacks; 3.Optical Digital In jack (this I guess?!?) If these WILL work, please confirm what cable I will need, and where it will run from and to!!!

    Many thanks in advance,
    Jamie (Nottingham)
     
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    an optical to optical but chipping your sony should only be about £25.........
     
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    £25..? Can you recommend anywhere to do this? Also, how much would an Optical/Optical cable cost?

    Cheers!
     
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    optical cable from £5 ish B&Q £3 i think....
    http://www.dvdchips.co.uk/
    never used them but seem okish more people may post opinions.....
     

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