SPDIF to Receiver

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  1. DougKrockeTT

    DougKrockeTT Auditioning

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    Guys, I have a feeling my old receiver may finally need replacing. I've setup my HTPC w/5.1 sound card and SPDIF (coaxial digital) output. Unfortunately my antiquated Yamaha (DD-ready) receiver that was purchased in '97 does not have any coaxial digital INs.

    Question is, are there any cables that would allow for the coaxial digital out (RCA-type) to connect to the receiver via the DD 5.1 channel input (6 inputs)? Thanks in advance.

    Doug
     
  2. Ken Chan

    Ken Chan Producer

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    Cables alone won't do it. The S/PDIF contains a DD or DTS encoded bitstream. You need to decode that into the 5.1 channels. So basically, you need a receiver to hookup to your receiver [​IMG]
    You could probably get an outboard decoder, but is it worth it?
    //Ken
     
  3. NickSo

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    Yeah, in your situation if you wanna keep using your current reciever, you'll have to get an external processor, which are nowadays very hard to find, and probably expensive. It'd be easier just to get a new reciever
     
  4. Jason Wilcox

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    nevermind....
     

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