digital coax to anolog?

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  1. Johnny Ayala

    Johnny Ayala Stunt Coordinator

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    My g/f bought her son a TV/DVD combo for X-Mas...and I found that it only has a Digital Coax output. The reciever he has is only pro-logic and has no digital inputs. How can I connect the TV to this receiver?
     
  2. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    there should be a Red and White RCA for stereo audio out which can be connected to the receiver. He will not be able to benefit from the multichannel DD/DTS tracks though (I'll recommend a $230 investment in a new Panasonic XR55 receiver from Amazon to replace the pro-logic receiver, or even some Panasonic XR25 off ebay now going very low)
     
  3. Johnny Ayala

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    I thought there should be the red/white connection also, but there aren't any. The reason I want him to use the pro/logic receiver is because I gave him a complete surround sound set-up with components that were made on or around the year he was born. I'de really like to keep the receiver and other stuff(speakers, stands,laserdisc player) in line. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. John Garcia

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    That's really an odd reason to forego a receiver with digital capability... I haven't seen anything inexpensive that does what you are asking. Are you talking about a RF connection? If it doesn't have stereo analog output, it would seem a digital connection wouldn't be likely either.
     
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    I guess the only recourse you have is to return the combo and see if you can find one with the red/white outputs.

    If that’s the case, you might go ahead and get a separate TV and DVD player. It shouldn’t be hard to find the pair for about the same price as the one, but even if it’s a little more money it’s a better route. Combos are a bad idea, IMO. The reason is that the TV section will probably last between 10-20 years, but the player (which has mechanical moving parts), with regular use, won’t last anything near that long. Plus (as you have seen) there’re really limited on connection options. Just make sure the TV has at least one video input connection.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  6. Johnny Ayala

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    The connector it has is not an RF connector...it's the orange colored coax input. I guess he'll justhave to tough it out with just the speaker on the TV. Thanks for the input guys....[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    You only option is to buy an outboard decoder. Creative makes one for about $100.
     
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    It seems to me that you want the pro-logic receiver, more than he does. Why don't you put it in your bedroom, and give him a decent digital receiver? [​IMG]
     
  9. Johnny Ayala

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    LOL..Was it really that obvious? [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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