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What connections to use?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by paul738, May 9, 2005.

  1. paul738

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    I apologise for my total ignorance, I am pretty much new to home cinema and im sure this question will land me in the 'dunce' catergory but here goes anyway:

    on the back of my dvd player i have 4 different 'outs' to connect to my amplifier. digital, coaxial, video and the normal red and white.

    which should i be using? all of them? just one? what is the differance in the connections?

    as i said i apologise for the basic-ness of this question but the manual isn very clear at all.

    thankyou very much for any advice!
     
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    One connection would be sufficient. Note that red and white make a pair (analog audio right and left) while optical and coaxial (both are digital) are alternatives to each other.

    If you have an AV amp/AV receiver you want to use one of the digital connections (optical or coaxial) since they not only transfer stereo but also surround sound (DD/DTS). Which one to use depends on the connectivity of you AV amp/receiver; there should be no audible difference between the two.
    (Well, subject to debate -> see other threads on the topic in this forum)

    If you have a stereo amp use the red and white connections (connect to any free input except phono, e.g. AUX) by means of a normal audio interconnect.
     

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