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Connecting to a Home Cinema System

by duff13b / February 14, 2007 5:24 PM PST

Hi all, I'm not very clued up on this subject so your help would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking to buy an upscaling DVD player the now with surround sound. I'm looking at 2 models the Pioneer DCS360 or the LG LHT760IA, can I connect say a Satellite reciver & the audio out from my TV to these units or will I only get sound through the speakers when I'm playing DVD's on the system?

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Both are HTIB units.
by jcrobso / February 15, 2007 2:12 AM PST

HTIB have very limited inputs!!! The Pioneer dose have ONE digital audio. John

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by bevillan / February 15, 2007 3:08 AM PST
In reply to: Both are HTIB units.

Since the Pioneer one has one digital input you should be able to run a digital optical audio cable from your satellite receiver to your HTIB DVD player unit to be able to play TV sound over your 5.1 speakers. If you later add a videogame console or anything else that uses a digital audio output, you may want to get a cheap receiver instead.

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by duff13b / February 17, 2007 4:49 AM PST
In reply to: yes

Cheers for the info, think I will have to do some research into stand alone units before I make a decision.

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