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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   robertBI

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Posted December 30 2004 - 04:25 AM

Happy New Year to all! Is there a way of splitting audio and video signals from a DVD player to both a reciever and a TV?

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted December 30 2004 - 04:50 AM

You should be using a digital connection (optical or coaxial) to the reicever, which would leave the analog connection for the TV.
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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   robertBI

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Posted December 31 2004 - 01:51 AM

Thanks, I do have a digital out (no optical) on my Sony DVD NS575, but is it not just for audio? My receiver is a Yamaha HTR5550, and it has 1 digital in (for CD only). If I want to play DVD's on the TV only, should I try to split the component cables? Thanks

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Posted December 31 2004 - 03:06 AM

The digital output is for audio only. No, you can’t split video signals – it screws them up badly. The DVD player has S- and composite video outputs as well as component. You can use one of those for your second video send. Regards, Wayne A. Pflughaupt
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Posted December 31 2004 - 03:59 AM

Ok, so I can connect the s-vid to the tv, now how about the audio out, can I splt that portion?

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Posted December 31 2004 - 05:27 AM

The vast majority of TVs do not accept digital signal, since most do not have built in processors (or even digital audio connections). As I noted in my first post, you can send the digital signal to the reciver and the analog signal to the TV. Component video (3 RCA) does not carry audio signal, so splitting it won't get you what you are looking for. If you have this type of connection on your TV, you should use it over s-video.
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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted December 31 2004 - 05:48 AM

Yes you can – the L/R analog audio outs, that is. But you aren’t using those jacks for anything right now, so why do you need to split them? Regards, Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted January 02 2005 - 12:13 PM

Thanks Wayne, but I am using these jacks for the audio DVD to recevier connection.

#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted January 02 2005 - 03:04 PM

Robert,

Like John mentioned in his first reply, you should be using the DVD player’s digital output for audio, not the L/R RCA jacks. You wrote...
... but according to Yamaha’s web site, the 5550 has four digital inputs.

http://www.yamaha.co....R00010HTR-5550

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Posted January 03 2005 - 01:05 AM

I must be missing something, my HTR 5550 has only 1 digital input (for a CD player) and 3 optical inputs. Unfortunately my dvd does not hav an optical out.

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Posted January 03 2005 - 01:12 AM

According to this page, your player has both digital outputs (coax and optical):

http://www.planet300....s575_DTL.shtml

Outputs:

Component Video Output
S-Video Output
Composite Video Output
Coaxial Digital Output
Optical Digital Output

Analog Stereo Output


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Posted January 03 2005 - 02:22 AM

Checked that site out, it must be wrong? The back of my player has the following: component video out line out video s video out line out L/R audio digital out coaxial

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Posted January 03 2005 - 05:18 AM

http://www.sonystyle..../DVPNS975V.pdf

Is this your player or not? It's the model # you gave us before.

According to the rear-panel picture it has all the outputs you mentioned, plus 5.1 analog, optical digital and HDMI.

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Posted January 03 2005 - 06:02 AM

I recently setup a 5490, and I was able to reassign the coaxial input. Check your manual to see if you can do this for yours.

He said 575, not 975. This pic shows it has coax only:

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Posted January 03 2005 - 08:05 AM

My DVD is a Sony NS575, and my receiver is a Yamaha HTR5550. The pic looks exact. Could I run audio and video to both receiver and tv?

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Posted January 03 2005 - 09:10 AM

Robert, that question has already been answered. Regarding the digital coax issue with your DVD player: If you can’t re-assign the receiver’s single coaxial input (as John mentioned) you won’t be able to get 5.1 Dolby Digital sound unless you replace either the receiver or the DVD player. Regards, Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted January 03 2005 - 10:11 AM

If you can't reassign it, you can do what I did with that other system until I figured out how to reassign (no OSD, unintelligible menu options, had to locate a manual) - just use the "CD" input for the DVD player. I know, it sucks to do that, but as long as it works... If you don't have a separate CD player, it shouldn't be a terrible deal, except that it won't say "DVD" when you use the DVD player. Posted Image

There are coax to optical adapters that you could use also, but I haven't tried any, so I don't know if it would be a worthwhile investment.

If you have enough inputs on your TV, there's no real reason to run the video to your receiver.
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