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  1. Sam_Nas

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    I have a tv, it's not digital, it's analog. I also have a dvd player.

    I recently bought a surround system and I'm trying to install it with my existing dvd player and tv.

    Everything is working, however I had to buy a "digital coax" in order to link the dvd player to the surround machine where it's written "digital audio in" and "digital out", is it necessary???

    The thing is, I already linked the dvd player with the surround machine using the NORMAL "audio in" and "audio out" connections, and the sound for the surround system works. Should I also link it with the additional digital coax cable through the "digital in" and "digital out" connections?

    the thing is, wether I link it or not through the DIGITAL connections of the dvd and surround machine using the digital coax, I'm not sure that it's making a difference. Maybe it's not necessary because my tv isn't digital, or the tv has nothing to do with this link between dvd and surround machine?

    I hope I made sense, please help.
     
  2. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Producer

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    Connect the dvd player to the receiver using the digital audio cable.
    Configure the dvd player's digital out so that it sends out "bitstream/ac3/dolby digital/dts" and not merely PCM.

    Remove the stereo audio cable between the dvd and receiver-- you don't need it, and it could prove confusing.

    Calibrate the speaker distances and levels.

    Pop in a DVD, preferably one with lots of explosions, and enjoy.

    Digital TV is something else entirely...
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    The digital in/out is only for the sound, not the video.

    That single digital cable can/will carry every possible type of sound (mono, stereo, ProLogic, DolbyDigital, DTS).

    The Left/Right analog sounds can only carry mono, stereo and Dolby proLogic. It WONT pass the 5.1 separate channels of sound that most DVD's provide.

    Jeremay gave great advice. Here is some more:

    Put the receiver on the lowest shelf of your rack/entertainment center.

    Above it - put other box's you dont touch (CATV, Sat).

    Above that - put things you do touch (DVD player, VCR, Game System).

    You will find things a lot easier to use and wire up with this layout.
     
  4. Sam_Nas

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    Thank you both for the advice!
     

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