how to change Analog to Digital

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  1. Don

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    ok on my receiver i have a light one of the ones that light up when something is on its always on analog but right next to it it says digital. anyone know how i can change this or what it means. by the way i have a denon avr-3200 receiver. Don,
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    Do you have anything that's feeding your receiver a digital signal?

    M.
     
  3. Don

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    I have a toslink cable going into the receiver. also i am playing D.D. movies but if i don't have a Digital source how do i know what to look for so the digital source works. Don,
     
  4. RobWil

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    Is the toslink cable coming from the DVD audio to the receiver? Some recievers will auto-sense the signal and some you have to go into the 'Audio Input Setup' and set each input to either analog or coax or optical, and what numbered input to use.
     
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  6. Don

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    ok i still have the dvd player hooked up to the 6 ch. ext. in the toslink is going out the the receiver. and i have the dvd player set so the speakers are set on small same as the receiver is. am i missing anything here. Don,
     
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    toslink is connected from the dvd player to the receiver. Don,
     
  8. Michael Reuben

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    It sounds like your receiver is configured to use the six analog connections and not the Toslink connection. I don't now the Denon models, so I can't tell you how to reconfigure the receiver, but the manual should tell you.

    Of course, once you switch to the Toslink, you'll no longer get DVD-A.

     
  9. Don

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    ok so how do i get the Dolby Digital sound out of my system. Don,
     
  10. Michael Reuben

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    It appears that you already are, with the DVD player doing the decoding.

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  11. Don

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    Duh ok i guess i'll take the toslink off then do you know how i can turn up the volume on the rear speakers. i did a test tone and the rear speakers were the lowest sounding could barely hear them at all. Don,
     
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    As I said, I don't know the Denon models. You'll have to see what the manual says about calibrating speaker levels.

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  13. Don

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    ok mike the Duh. was for me being stupid i was doing stuff according to the manual and i just found out that bitstream is digital i thought it was for composite oh well i'll try to find the speaker controls in the manual but so far i havent found it. also Denon Customers Service Bites. Don,
     
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    You would be better off using the toslink/Coaxial Digital cable for watching all Dolby & DTS DVD's as any good surround receiver will do a much better job decoding then a DVD player's built-in decoder does. You should have a setting on your DVD player and/or your receiver that either turns off the analog 5.1 (DVD player) or ignores it (receiver). Also with using the 5.1 analog inputs you are not going to get any DD-EX or DTS-ES 6.1 signals to your receiver.
     
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    The 3200 can't decode DTS internally. It only has DD built-in. So if one wants both DD and DTS, the 3200's external inputs are the easiest way to run things from a DVD player that decodes both DD and DTS. If your DVD player doesn't have a DTS decoder in it, then the digital connection would be fine...
     

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