New owner today-question about audio

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  1. John Sparks

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    Just spent the last 5 hours calibrating the speakers, reprogramming the universal remote, etc.

    I have a Mit 65711 with component only and I'm using 5.1 analog. I'll be getting, in the next couple of months, a connector for the rear of the TV to go from component to DVI. That way I can use the HDMI cable to up-convert my SD's.

    My question is, in the "Set-up Menu" where it shows:

    Digital Out SPDIF...Bitstream or PCM...which one do I use?

    Digital Out HDMI...Auto, Bitstream, PCM or Downwired PCM...which one do I use?

    Thanks in advance for your help!!!
     
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    If you're using the analog out then select PCM.
     
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    I thought it did not matter, those settings should only apply to the digital connections.
     
  4. John Garcia

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    PCM or bitstream are BOTH digital, so it will not affect the analog outs at all.

    I would highly recommend you use digital for DVDs because most receivers have better bass management than the player. So unless your player does SACD/DVD-A, you actually don't even need to use the multichannel analog outs.
     
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    If he uses digital he won't be able to get Dolby Digital Plus or Dolby TrueHD
     
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    Where exactly did you get that this is a BD or HD-DVD player? Nobody said he has to use digital only...I rather specifically said he should use digital for DVDs.

    I have both coaxial digital and 5.1 analog connected with my Denon 2900 - digital for DVDs and analog for SACD/DVD-A. Works like a charm.
     

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