dvd-audio setup question

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  1. Anthony Moore

    Anthony Moore Supporting Actor

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    I am thinking about getting the Toshiba 4700 dvd audio player.
    Now, I know for dvd-a you have to hook it to the receiver with the 5.1 analogs.
    So do I also hookup the optical out and into the receiver? Cause I know I want to use the decoder within the my Denon 3802 for movies, UNLESS its not as good as the one in the Toshiba.
    So I guess what im tryin to ask is this:
    Whats the best setup for me? Do I use the 5.1 analogs for dvd-audio and then when I want to watch a dvd do I switch it to the digital-out everytime?
    thanks
     
  2. Chip E

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    You are correct sir!...lol.. Hook up both, you'll be all set. Actually, i don't have a dvd-A player but, i do have a multi channel SACD player (Sony SCD-C555ES multi channel)and have 5 analog cables for multi channel capability and a coax out for regular cd's. I don't see why your situation would be any different.
    - Chip [​IMG]
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    [Edited last by Chip E on November 12, 2001 at 06:09 PM]
     
  3. Anthony Moore

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    what about getting 2 channel sound from the DVD-A player?
    I know that its not just the 6 channels, but the bitrate that makes the quality better.
    Do I have to use the 5.1 analog for that, or setup the player to digital out?
     
  4. Chip E

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    Not sure but, if it works like my multi channel SACD player, it'll derrive 2 channel from the L/R 5.1 outputs.
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    [Edited last by Chip E on November 12, 2001 at 06:20 PM]
     
  5. John Kotches

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    For best results your planned connection method is perfect.
    5.1 analog for DVD-A, digital for DTS/DD.
    CD will be a tossup, you might prefer the sound of the 4700 over the DACs in the receiver.
    So Toshiba still has that operational quirk that when analog output is selected, it won't duplicate on the digital output for DD/DTS on movies?
    You'd think they'd learn about this after the first generation DVD-A players.
    Regards,
     
  6. John Kotches

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    Stereo output should be present on both the L/R dedicated outputs (if they are present) and the L/R of the multi-channel output.
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    John Kotches
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    Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
     

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