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Surround Sound Question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by timculverhouse, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. timculverhouse

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    I've just unpacked a cheap and cheerful 5.1 digital home theatre system which I bought to start out with. The pack came with the main unit, 5 satallite speakers + speaker cord and 3 Dual-RCA audio cords.

    The back of the main unit has two sets of red and white RCA channel input labelled R L and SL SR (which I assume is Right and Left and Surround Left and Surround Right). I've also got a white and black couple of sockets labelled C and SW (centre and subwoofer?)

    Anyway, on the back of my DVD player I've only got one pair of red and white sockets labelled R and L which means that at the moment the centre and surround speakers aren't working.

    Is there is some kind of "junction box" or connector which I need to buy which connects the DVD player to the "junction box" and then has three pairs of sockets to plug into the subwoofer. If so what is it called and where can I get one (online or in store) without spending that much - I don't want the thing to cost more than the cheap and cheerful set!!!!

    Any help gratefully received.

    Tim
     
  2. thackl

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    Tim,

    If your DVD player doesn't have analog 5.1 outputs (L,R,C,Lr,Rr,SW) then it should at least have a digital out (Coax or optical). You should use this one to connect to your main unit's digital input.

    Cheers
    Tom
     
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    the cheapest and most chearfull way of having a dvd connected to an "digital" amp would be an optical cable (i can only assume both your dvd and amp have optical capability) for pennies.. this would cover all surround channels.. but this would mean your "digital" amp would need dolby digital decoders..

    probably all a bit confusing.. but if you supply the members here with the models of both amp and dvd player and possibly links to descriptions.. then better help would be available.. i admit im off to bed now.. but gl in finding accurate help
     
  4. timculverhouse

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    Thanks for that speedy response Tom - I'm here at the mo playing with it.

    Ok so thickie question number two. what do i connect the coax with?? Coaxial cable?? if so are there different sorts and which so what type do I need and does it have a specification e.g watts??

    Bare with me I am new to this!!!

    Thanks
     
  5. timculverhouse

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    Ok new problem - the main unit doesn't have a coax connector - what does this mean???? will i need to think about another DVD player?
     
  6. thackl

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    Hi Tim,

    any coax will do to start with.

    Cheers
    Tom
     
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    Hi Tim,

    if there is no digital input on your main and no 5.1 analogue outputs on your DVD player you will indeed have to look for another DVD player or main unit. Ideally you connect digitally.

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  8. Malky1903

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    Hi Tim,

    You're asking so many questions but haven't answered the $64million dollar one.
    What are the makes and model numbers of your components? Once we have them, it will make it a lot easier to help you :)
     

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