some silly questions about home theatre setting

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JCmouse

Guest
hi

there is surround decorder in dvd player and analogue 5.1 output. there is also decorder in av reciever. how to determine which decorder i should use? is using digital output to connect player and reciever wasting the analogue circuit inside the player as lots of players have great design for analogue output? for digital output, is that the player only read the data from the disc and pass it to the reciever without any processing? thank you for your kind help.
 

sbowler

Well-known Member
The easiest way is to use the Coax output on the dvd player to the coax input on the amp, and let the amp do the decodeing. If you use the 5.1 outputs on the dvd player you will need 5 times as many cables.:eek:
 

WGLOVER

Active Member
sbowler said:
The easiest way is to use the Coax output on the dvd player to the coax input on the amp, and let the amp do the decodeing. If you use the 5.1 outputs on the dvd player you will need 5 times as many cables.:eek:

Also, it's more likely that your amp is better at decoding.
 
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JCmouse

Guest
WGLOVER said:
Also, it's more likely that your amp is better at decoding.

so what is the job for the player in audio aspect if using coax output?
does it mean that i can choose a dvd player without considering its audio performace and just get a good reciever if it actually does nothing on it?:confused:
 

WGLOVER

Active Member
JCmouse said:
so what is the job for the player in audio aspect if using coax output?
does it mean that i can choose a dvd player without considering its audio performace and just get a good reciever if it actually does nothing on it?:confused:

I suppose it depends on the quality of your player versus the amp. All I have read on the subject tends to suggest a dedicated AV amp is better, but it might not always be the case
 

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