How to run DVD to 2 sources?

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  1. ken1

    ken1 Auditioning

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    Does anyone know if it is possible to run audio straight to a TV and into an amp at the same time? I would like to be able to watch a dvd through the TV's speaker without turning on the stereo AND also play a CD using the same DVD player to read the disc without turning on the TV.

    Any help for a newbie is appreciated.

    Ken
     
  2. James Edward

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    As long as it is an A/V receiver, just run the DVD's digital output to the receiver, and the stereo L/R outputs to the TV.
    It is very common to set things up this way...
     
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    I guess it is not that type of amp, it is an older Harmon Kardon and all of the inputs are L/R RCA jacks. The DVD does have a single coax audio output; is there any way to split that?
     
  4. James Edward

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    Then just go to RadioShack and get a pair of Y-jacks and send one set of L/R outputs to the TV, and the other set to the receiver. Audio signals from DVD and CD players can be split.
    No to splitting the digital output. Even if you could, you'd need an A/V receiver to convert the signal. Just split the L/R signal and you'll be fine.
     
  5. Tim Hoover

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    Actually, it's pretty common for DVD players to have two pairs of analog audio outputs. Check the back of your player to confirm. If so, just run one pair to your TV and the other pair to your receiver.
     

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