Audio drop out, dvd player or receivers fault???

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  1. Lane F.

    Lane F. Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Pioneer DV-C503 DVD player and a Sony DA50ES Receiver. Recently when watching some DVD movies the sound will just randomly cut out completely. The blue light (tells me it is receiving a 5.1 signal) on my reciever will turn off and it will default to prologic mode, but there is no sound. Sometimes after a few minutes pass the sound will kick back in and the blue light on my receiver will light up again. I have the dvd player hooked up via a digital coax cable. I have checked the connection, and it is very snug. What is weird is it did this for the first time last week, but I didnt think much of it. But since then it has done it more an more - all at random points in a movie. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this issue, and if you think my dvd player is dying, or the reciever...
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    This sounds like what happens when people use a audio RCA cable for the coaxial digital connection. Random drop-outs every few minutes.

    Go to Radio Shack or Best Buy and buy a simple VIDEO cable and try this for the coaxial digital connection.

    Audio cables can be made with 50/75/110/300 ohm coax and all work fine, but video & coaxial digital cables MUST be made with 75 ohm coax. (and hopefully the connectors are close to 75 ohms as well).

    Let us know if that fixes the problem.
     
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