Can dvd players be set up for both analog & digital use

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  1. Brad Newton

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    at the same time? Here's what I want to do: I now have the dvd player hooked directly to the tv. When my 45tx arrives, I want to hook the coax/optic audio to the receiver so that the wife can use the dvd as it is now & I can also use it via the receiver? Is this possible? If so, what do I select in the dvd setup menu?
     
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    I've owned and setup over 20 DVD players and all of them ALWAYS output analog in addition to and regardless of whatever digtal format (DTS, DD) you have chosen. Of course the DVD must have a analog signal to output. A few DTS disc lack analog signal/audio. DTS demo disc are one title that readily come to mind.
     
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    Will I have to go into the dvd menu to change the settings everytime I want the sound to go through the receiver?
     
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    NO, you set it and forget it. However, of course you'll have to chose the sound format from the DVD's menu, but only once from the DVD player's menu.
     
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    No, once it's set up the DVD player will pass both optical and coax signals at the same time.
     
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  8. Brad Newton

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    Thanks Ken, that is what I was looking for.
     

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