7.1 using optical

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  1. AaronArmstrong

    AaronArmstrong Stunt Coordinator

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    Here's another question I have.
    Not for sure whether to post here
    or in receivers/amps.

    Using the digital optical out from
    my Toshiba DVD to my Pioneer 811,
    can you still get 5.1 or in my case 7.1
    sound? When I first set it up we were
    not, so I went and connected the regular cables
    and we were fine.
    So is optical workable? I was looking forward to
    losing all those cables in the back.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  2. Ned

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    Optical and coaxial will both work fine. You may need to set your dvd player to Bitstream output if it has a PCM/bitstream option.
     
  3. JimC_A

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    When does the PCM get used?
     
  4. Frank Zimkas

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    Aaron,
    Have you gone through the on screen setup and turned on the rear speakers? If your 811 is anything like my Elite VSX-37TX you need to assign the digital inputs via the on screen programming menu. Don't get too carried away getting rid of the cables! If you plan on listening to any DVD-A your going to want to stay connected to the 5.1 inputs from your DVD player to the receiver.
     

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