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Optical Digital? Newbie, pls help!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' 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)
  2. jasonl

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    Aug 11, 2004
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    yeah that's what you need. connect your dvd player's optical digital out to the sony's optical digital input....obviously you need an optical cable for that (also known as toslink cable)

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