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Newb question - standalone decoder?


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Luke^Z

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Posted May 06 2003 - 11:54 PM

I'm hoping to put together a home theatre system, and I already had most of the components around the house already(DVD player, amplifier, speakers). The only thing is, I have no way of making these work together yet because my DVD player doesn't have an integrated Dolby Digital decoder. Can I buy just the decoder separately, (if so, what's worth getting?) or do I have to shell out the cash for a full blown receiver?

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted May 07 2003 - 12:25 AM

How many speakers, and what kind of "amplifier" do you have? All DVD players will put out stereo analog sound. That could be all you need.
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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Jerry Klawiter

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Posted May 07 2003 - 12:41 AM

Yes more info of your current gear would be very helpful.
There is a new thread about outboard decoders at AVS if you actually need a stand alone decoder.
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