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#1 of 11 Danklin26

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Posted October 26 2006 - 11:56 AM

Can someone tell me if this is possible?

The new receiver im thinking about getting has only 2 optical inputs (the Yamaha RX-V459) and Im thinking about just buying a new dvd changer for both DVD's and CD's. My question is, is it possible to connect both the opitcal and coax cables for each source? I know on the receiver you can set which source uses a certain digital input.

For instance i want the dvd audio to play through the optical and coax to handle cd's. Would i be better off just using the analog multi channel in/outputs for the CD? Thanks.

#2 of 11 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 26 2006 - 12:52 PM

Yes you can. You could map the coax to the DVD input on your receiver and tho optical output to the CD input. Why would you want to do this? Why not just leave it on DVD and put in a CD?

#3 of 11 homthtr

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Posted October 26 2006 - 12:53 PM

I've always found that CD's sound better played through the old analog connection rather than any digital connection. When I connect a DVD player to a system that it will be used for playing audio CD's also I connect the Digital to the DVD input and also the Analog to the CD input.

There is a technical reason for this also as this topic as come up in the past. I just can't explain it off the top of my head.

#4 of 11 Danklin26

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Posted October 26 2006 - 02:06 PM

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Yes you can. You could map the coax to the DVD input on your receiver and tho optical output to the CD input. Why would you want to do this? Why not just leave it on DVD and put in a CD?

I dunno, im just real anal about having the display read CD when i play a CD and DVD when watching a movie. I think i may have OCD haha.

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Posted October 26 2006 - 02:58 PM

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I dunno, im just real anal about having the display read CD when i play a CD and DVD when watching a movie. I think i may have OCD haha.

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#6 of 11 Danklin26

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Posted October 26 2006 - 03:39 PM

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Or is that OSDphobia?Posted Image

Haha nice. THanks for the info guys.

One more question, is it true that using a dvd for a cd player will burn it out a lot faster? It seems like it could but i dont play cd's for hours on end.

#7 of 11 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 26 2006 - 03:55 PM

They both have motors with pickups. Using a device twice as much will wear it out faster. This was a valid concern when DVD players were $1000+, but I wouldn't worry about it now.

#8 of 11 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 26 2006 - 04:13 PM

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I've always found that CD's sound better played through the old analog connection rather than any digital connection
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This all depends. A lot of new receivers do everything in the digital domain including volume control. In this instance converting DtoA, AtoD, and then one more DtoA isn't going to help sound quality.

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Posted October 27 2006 - 05:40 AM

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I've always found that CD's sound better played through the old analog connection rather than any digital connection. When I connect a DVD player to a system that it will be used for playing audio CD's also I connect the Digital to the DVD input and also the Analog to the CD input.

There is a technical reason for this also as this topic as come up in the past. I just can't explain it off the top of my head.
It's going to depend upon which DACs sound better to the end-user; their player's or their receiver's.
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#10 of 11 homthtr

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Posted October 28 2006 - 09:06 AM

Agree with that!!!! and weather your DVD has a $5 DAC in it or a $200DAC in it.... lots of varialbles.. depending on product specific Specs.

#11 of 11 Tram

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Posted November 01 2006 - 08:23 AM

Does anyone know if there are optical y-cables out there?


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