DVD player connected as DVD and CD??

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  1. GaryGnu

    GaryGnu Auditioning

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    I use my DVD player as my CD player also. Recently, my regular CD player stopped working, so I started using my DVD player. I would expect that what I am about to describe is a common problem, but its hard to search for this type of thing.

    On my receiver, obviously, I have inputs for CD and DVD. Currently, I am only using the DVD input jacks. I have both the RCA cables connected as well as an optical digital connection. It is a pain switching back and forth the Surround settings needed for the DVD and the standard stereo settings needed for CD. What I would like to do is connect the DVD player RCA cables to the CD input on my receiver, and leave the optical digital connection as is. That way, when I change the input selector on my receiver to CD, I don't need to fiddle with the surround settings for DVD. I also use a Graphic Equalizer when I am playing CDs.

    Does this make sense? Can I do this without creating any problems?

    Another option I considered was using Y connectors to split RCA cables coming from the DVD player to go to both the DVD and CD inputs on the receiver. But is this necessary? Here's my equipment:

    Pioneer VSX-D811S Receiver
    Pioneer DV-414 DVD player
    Pioneer Graphic Equalizer

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Gary
     
  2. LuisDC

    LuisDC Stunt Coordinator

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    Actually, the first method you described is the preferred method anyhow...
     
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    Tim Hoover Screenwriter

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