5.1 vs. digital audio from DVD to receiver

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  1. JonahWicky

    JonahWicky Stunt Coordinator

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    Is there any reason to choose the 5.1 output over the digital audio output from my DVD player to my receiver? I have a Denon AVR-3803 receiver and a Denon 2910 DVD player. Is it a function of which one has a better decoder? Which one does?
     
  2. Dick Knisely

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    If by the "5.1 output" you mean the six channel out then the answer is yes and no. Yes, you want to connect it, no you're not chosing that instead of a digital connect, you probably need both. The six channel, 5.1 output is analog but is what you need for sources like SACD's and DVD-A. For essentially all other purposes, either connect the optical or coax digital out from the DVD to the AVR.

    You might find this helpful also --
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=246253
     
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    JonahWicky Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the info. On that other thread, you mention using a video cable for the .1 channel. Why that vs. an audio cable?
     
  4. Dick Knisely

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    The sub channel is recommended to be a coax cable which is what a video cable is.
     

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