Panasonic SC_HT700 Digital Outputs...

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  1. Jemi

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    I recently installed a Panasonic SC-HT700 (a dvd player/home theater system) that claims it plays back Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources.

    First, I looked at the back of the base unit for any coaxial or optical audio slots, and nothing. I thought "they must be on the back of the subwoofer"... nothing.

    I checked the manual, and the only mention of playing back Dolby Digital and DTS on it was "This unit automatically recognizes and decodes these systems". WTF?

    I hooked up my Xbox to the tv with a measly RF connector, and tested out this "automatic recognition". Bull

    Maybe I'm not looking in the right place... but where is the digital audio jack for this system? How can it play Dolby Digital and DTS without being digitally connected to another device (such as a PS2)?

    Note: I have gotten some help regarding this. Someone said the base unit only decodes DTS or Dolby Digital for software that goes into it only. That sucks. Is there any way I can get a converter or something to get my PS2 connected to this? I really want to listen to some upcoming games (like FFXII, even though it might just be the cinemas that have true Dolby Digital) and upcoming movies (FFVII: Advent Children; it might have some PS2-exclusive features if you play it on it) with Dolby Digital.
     
  2. John S

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    Digital input would almost be a must. 6 channel analog input can be used from sources that have their own decoder and 6 analog outputs.


    I hope that helps???
     
  3. Jemi

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    No, this DVD player/Receiver does not have 6 analog inputs for 5.1 sound, nor do I think would the PS2 even be able to play sound with them.

    I really don't know what devices would even have 6 channel analog inputs/outputs. Can you give me examples? I'm not that experienced with them.
     

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