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dvd 5.1 with 7.1 system

by nrsoccer08 / March 21, 2007 6:44 AM PDT


I am about to purchase a 7.1 home audio/surround system with receiver. However The dvd player i was going to buy is only 5.1. I am wondering what will happen when thats hooked up to the reciever do two speakers just not work or do they all work. It may seem stupid but it will be my first time setting one up.

Please help !!!

Thanks for your time

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Don't worry!!!!
by jcrobso / March 21, 2007 6:55 AM PDT

The surround decoder in you system will turn the 5.1 into a virtual 7.1 sound. john

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by givemeaname / March 21, 2007 7:01 AM PDT

I have a Yamaha RX-v1500 7.1 & I am just using 5.1 speaker set-up because of room. The A/V knows there are no speakers 2 ways. It sends a small amount of power to each speaker to 'see' if anything is there & too make sure the wires are good. 2nd in the menu setting I can checked off what speakers are hooked-up.

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