DVD player to receiver connection question regarding DTS discs

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  1. Thomas B

    Thomas B Agent

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    This is somewhat of a follow-up on a previous thread on connections between DVD player and receiver. As I noted earlier, my new Onkyo 595's manual says to connect BOTH the analog AND the digital inputs from the DVD player, apparently because digital-to-analog conversion isn't possible for recording from the DVD player's digital output. I replaced my old CD player with my Sony DVD player last year, so I currently use the DVD player for playing CDs. (WIll buy a new CD player later, so bear with me on this.) I have now connected my analog outputs from the DVD player to the CD input of the receiver, while leaving the digital coax output from the DVD player connected to the digital DVD input of the Onkyo. I notice that the DVD player's manual warns against a DTS signal passing through an analog connection by stating that "damage may result to the receiver or speakers when playing a DTS source through the analog connection." Now, if I am not actually listening through those analog connections (via the CD input of the receiver), but instead am listening through the digital connection (via the DVD coax input) while playing a DTS disc, would this potentially cause a problem with my receiver?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    I cannot see how the analog connections could hurt anything.
    I just learned I have to do the same thing: run both digital and analog from my DSS system.
    I just got a new SVHS VCR so I want to record a few soccer games from my DSS (DishPlayer) onto tape.
    But my DishPlayer is connected via a optical cable. So although I can see the video, the VCR outputs on the receiver get no sound with a digital source. So I have to run analog in parallel so the VCR will see some signal.
    This might be why your manual suggests the same thing.
     
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