Should my receiver get DVD-A signal as multi-channel?

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  1. Michael Caicedo

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    I just bought a Panasonic DVD player(DVDF85) with DVD-A capability. I have it hooked up to my receiver(SONY) via the optical connection. When I play a DVD-A disc the receiver sees the signal and decodes it as as Dolby Pro Logic- not 5.1 multichannel. Is this right? As far as I know everything is set up right in the DVD menu and it does play DD & DTS DVDs ok. Must I use the 5.1 analog outputs instead of the optical to get multichannel to my receiver?
     
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    Thanks David. I'll get the cable tomorrow.
     
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    the reason behind this, as I understand it, is that optical nor digital coax support a high enough resolution/bitrate for DVD-A (or SACD) and thus require the use of 5.1 analog cables.

    I just ordered a set of twisted-pair analog cables for mine as well.
     
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    They do support a high enough bit rate. The reason is that the music company's don't want us making bit-perfect copies of the high-rez formats so they force the manufacturers to only output it via the analog connections
     
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    I hooked my F85 up to my Denon 3200 and it sounds great. Yes, you must use the 5.1 output and input, not the optical or digital coax. Buy the Queen DVD-A, it is incredible.

    Marc
     
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