Switching to coax/optical, do I still need the rca's plugged in?

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  1. Chuck Paskovics

    Chuck Paskovics Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, recently upgraded my dvd to coax audio and my sat receiver to digital audio. Now, do I still need the rca plugs in as well for analog signals or will the new cables handle both signals? Just wondering so I can clean some cables out if they are no longer needed.
     
  2. Bill Kane

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    chuck,

    there may be other ideas, but the quick answer is no, you don't NEED the RCA (stereo) connectors out of the DVD player any more.

    But there is a use for them IF you play CDs thru the DVD player AND you want to listen to the digital to analog chip (DAC) or "decoder" in the DVDp instead of the ones in the receiver you're now using via the new audio coax.

    It's worth an experiment to find out how each path compares. The RCA audio outs from the DVDp go to the CD RCA inputs in the back of the receiver.

    bill
     
  3. Chuck Paskovics

    Chuck Paskovics Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Bill. That's what I needed to know!
     

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