Dual 5.1 input question

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  1. Matthew_Judd

    Matthew_Judd Extra

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    I am thinking about purchasing the RP91 DVD player (that also plays DVD-A). I am also thinking about getting the Sony SCD-333ES (which is a SACD player).
    This leads me to my question. If I understand everything correctly both SACD and DVD-A require a 5.1 "wide bandwidth" input on the receiver. I have been considering either a Denon 2802, or perhaps the upcoming Onkyo 600. Both only have one 5.1 input.
    So, is it possible to use some kind of splitter so that I can hook both up to the reciever? I really don't know anything about HT but what I have read here, so if this sounds dumb I apologize [​IMG].
    I don't want any solutions that are expensive, after all I am only looking to spend $600 on both my CD player and DVD player combined.
    P.S. Why no inexpensive universal players? If I can buy a seperate 5-disc SACD player and a DVD player that is compatible with DVD-A for ~$500 why can't I just get the whole package together?
     
  2. Kevin T

    Kevin T Screenwriter

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    as far as using a splitter...don't. keithh and many others have previously stated that it doesn't work well. if you'll look in ricp's post just a few lines down...keith gives his recommendation of what to use. as far as a universal player, the only "decent" one i know of is the pioneer elite dv-47a which should be out by now. you can get it for $750 delivered at soundpros.com.

    kevin t
     
  3. Matthew_Judd

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    Oops, sorry. I didn't see that post. I have been spending a lot of time here lately trying to figure out what all I need/want to get in order to put together a completer HT. I have learned, from a basic time-management stand point to ignore the posts that don't seem to have a direct relevance to what I am interested in. I guess this does mean that I occasionally overlook valuable posts.
     
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    Matthew said:

     
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    Phil A Producer

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    You can get an outboard switching device. The new Sony ES Receivers also have 2 multi-channel inputs too.
     

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