? about DD ready receiver and cables

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  1. Jim Mcc

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    I have a DD-ready receiver, and a DVD player with DD decoder built in. I don't want to spend much money on the 6 audio cables needed, because this is a secondary system. I was thinking of 3 sets of those red/white audio cables. Any better suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    Jim,

    What do you mean by "DD-ready"? Do you mean that it doesn't have a DD decoder built-in, but it has 6 multi-channel inputs? If so, then yes, 3 sets of RCA pairs will work just fine.

    If your receiver already decodes Dolby Digital, then just use a single optical or coax cable for the digital path. Sorry if you already knew that...

    --Nathan
     
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    Yup, just a few L/R red/white stereo pairs will work fine.
     
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    I have a few people running this way on older DD ready AVR's / pro logic AVR's, that offer analog input. Good quality older AVR's like this lose virtually nothing over newer true DD AVR's with decoders. I give it a thumbs up, and the L/R cables are the correct ones to use in such a setup.
     
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    Thanks guys, off to the store.
     
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    I need help. I've got the 6 cables hooked up like manual shows, and there is no sound from center channel(no vocals).
    The DVD player is a Philips Q50, and in menu I set analog input to "6 channel", digital to "off". In speaker settings menu, I can't figure out how to set anything(I thought maybe my problem is here). Do I also need to hook up the regular stereo "audio out" on DVD player to receiver? This is what was originally hooked up. The receiver is a Technics 720. Thanks.
     
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    Jim,

    You may need to go into the setup menu of your receiver or DVD player (most likely receiver) to indicate that you have a center channel speaker (it may be set to off?).

    --Nathan
     
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    something is wrong. Check the speaker connections to the center channel and try switching some cables around.
     

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