dvd audio hookups question

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  1. KevinVM

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    I have a toshiba sd-4800 and am wondering about the connections. If I use the 5.1 audio outs, do I still need to use either the coax/optical?
     
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    You'll need one of the digital outs for the DVD Video. I just bought the same DVD player. Was your background brightness a little too much when watching DVD's? An example would be when you play a widescreen version of a movie the black bars at the top and bottom were quite noticably light on one half. Although it didn't seem to affect the picture, it was annoying. Fortunately there is a brightness control which I hope will take care of the problem. I am running the Toshiba through a Marantz 3200 receiver.
     
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    If im reading this correctly, you need to use the 5.1 outs to use DVD-A correct? But do you need to also use one of the bitstream/pcm audio out jacks as well? I plan on using the S video to the tv. I havent used it extensively to say anything about the brightness, nothing noticeable when I have used it.

    Kevin
     
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    If you only connect the 5.1 analog inputs, you must use the DVD player's built-in decoder and bass management (or lack thereof) for DVD-video playback. If you also connect the player via a digital audio connection (either optical or coaxial), you can use the bass management and Dolby Digital / DTS decoders built into your receiver. Usually, the receiver's decoders and bass management are superior to those in the DVD player.

    You must use the 5.1 analog connections for DVD-Audio, thanks to the paranoia of the recording industry.
     
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    is it the same for sacd?
     
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    if you want to hear Multi-Ch SACD then yes you need to use the 5.1 analog outs to the receiver.
     
  7. KevinVM

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    Thanks for clearing that up, the manual isnt exactly clear on that aspect of it. Just trying to figure out what cables I need to get.

    Kevin
     

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