How can I fix this problem?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Josh Forsythe, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. Josh Forsythe

    Jan 1, 2002
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    I'm trying to hook up my DVD player to my receiver,

    and I'm running into a problem.

    The DVD player (Philips DVD940AT) has both a coaxial

    and optical digital out (along with an analog "audio


    The receiver, though, (Sony STR-DE355) has analog

    inputs for the front, center and rear (dual inputs for

    the front and rear and single for the center). It does

    not, though, have a coaxial or optical digital in.

    I was wondering, then, if there was a cable that

    would, in essence, plug into the digital out on the

    dvd player and plug into the inputs on the receiver.

    I'm assuming it would need to split the signal along

    the way.

    Thanks for your help,

  2. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

    Jun 29, 2000
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    Josh....just for future reference, general questions like these should be posted in the hardware forum.

    At any rate, no, you can't adapt the digital out on your DVD player to connect to the analog inputs on your receiver. The input you're describing on your receiver tell me that the unit you have is "digital ready" and has no onboard decoder. In order to take advantage of DD and DTS, you'll either have to get a DVD player with an onboard decoder or a reciever with one (preferable).

    The only other option is a seperate decoder, but for the $$ you'd spend, you could get another receiver.
  3. Drew Eckhardt

    Drew Eckhardt Stunt Coordinator

    May 10, 2001
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    Technics has/had an outboard Dolby Digital/DTS decoder that coulder be found used for $150. IIRC, it sports a single digital input although this would be fine.

    If you want Dolby Digital/DTS, the other (relatively) economical alternatives might be a new receiver (which would process DD off satellite/cable/the PS2/etc) or DVD player with onboard decoders.

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