Question on connecting analog and digital from DVD?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Sal Conigliaro, Dec 14, 2001.

  1. Sal Conigliaro

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    Is there any problem with connecting my DVD player

    to my receiver using BOTH analog and digital connections?

    DVD (Analog L/R) ---- (analog cables) ---> CD In on receiver

    DVD (Digital Coax) ----- (coax cable) ---> Digital In on receiver
     
  2. John Morris

    John Morris Guest

    Sal: Nope, that hookup looks just fine and is one that I used for awhile with my old Pioneer DV-05 DVD player.
     
  3. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    There shouldn't be. I do the exact same thing with my Sony DVD player, which has enough outputs to choke a horse. In addition to what you've listed, I also connect another set of analog outputs directly to the TV, in case I want to watch a disc without firing up my receiver.
     
  4. Marc Rochkind

    Marc Rochkind Second Unit

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    I don't think so, as I have done this as well, but only so I can switch the receiver to do an A/B comparison. I can't think of an advantge to using analog when you have digital.

    This wouldn't be the case with SACD, however. In this case you do want both, as SACDs go out only through the analog jacks, whereas CDs that play on the same player can take advantage of the digital jack. (No digital output from SACDs for copy-protection reasons. This may change someday once copy-protection standards are in place, and then the connection is likely to be IEEE 1394.)
     
  5. Sal Conigliaro

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    Isn't any CD Audio downsampled to 48KHz if it comes through the digital input on the receiver? (that's where I got this whole idea from)
     
  6. Brian Crowe

    Brian Crowe Stunt Coordinator

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    I know the digital has a 48Khz limit on my Panasonic, but I'm unable to tell the difference between the two when listening to 24/96 material.

    ~Crowe~
     

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