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5.1 analog inputs

by quisp&quake / April 5, 2009 12:37 AM PDT

I have an old Pioneer VSX-816 receiver with 5.1 analog inputs. I am thinking of buying the Samsung bd-p3600 blu-ray player. If I only use the front, center, rear and sub outputs to my receiver instead of the full 7.1 will I still get the high-def audio? There are speaker terminals on the receiver for two surround backs, but I don't currently use them.

Thanks for any feedback you have

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5.1
by quisp&quake / April 5, 2009 8:45 PM PDT
In reply to: See if this helps

Thanks. It looks like it's just a setup issue with the player. I'm using the optical out now on my old dvd player and it sounds fine in 5.1. But if I can get better sound using the analog inputs with the new player it's worth a pack of cables and some setup time.

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worth it
by bearvp / April 7, 2009 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: 5.1 analog inputs

Yes, it would be worth using the 5 analog multichannel connection method over using an optical cable. With the analog multichannel connections you can enjoy the DTS-MA/TrueHD sound formats, whereas with a digital optical cable you cannot.

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