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Do I need a receiver to use Toslink?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Paymon, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Paymon

    Paymon Auditioning

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    Hey peeps, I just bought a Toslink/fiber optic cable yesterday and thought I could hook it up from my Philips DVD player to the JVC mx-gt700 shelf system. However, after I tried, no sound was produced through the JVC speakers.
    I was wondering, do I need a receiver to use the toslink?
    Is there anyway I could make it work with just a dvd player and the shelf sound-system?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    There is no Optical Input on that system, the optical is an Output.

    This will not work over the Optical connection, it does have L/R analog line in, so you can hook a DVD player up to it via that connection.
     
  3. Paymon

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    Thank you so much John, so does that mean I need a sound system that has an optical input?
     
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    Yes if you want Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound from your DVD player.
     
  5. Paymon

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    Thank you so much Shane!
     

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