digital audio connections question

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In the back of my receiver there are two audio inputs labeled DVD/LD
In, one for coaxial and one for optical. Can I plug a separate
component into each of these, like a digital cable box into coax and a
DVD player into optical? Or is this a no-no?

Any help would be appreciated.

Scott Blaser
 
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Many receivers support multiple digital in. The receiver switches to the right input on the
back when the switch/selector on the front is assigned to that input. If you set to DVD goes
to one of them If you set to LD goes to the other.

Somewhere in the menus will be something to assign the coax to either the DVD or LD and the
same for the optical.

Also of concern will be what the receiver inputs are capable of decoding. Laser Disk will
mostly be a straight 16/44.1 SPDIF like a CD player..... or perhaps the CD audio from a CD
played in the LD player. The DVD may decode Dolby Digital and DTS etc.

Phil Abbate


"Scott Blaser" <sblaser@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
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: In the back of my receiver there are two audio inputs labeled DVD/LD
: In, one for coaxial and one for optical. Can I plug a separate
: component into each of these, like a digital cable box into coax and a
: DVD player into optical? Or is this a no-no?
:
: Any help would be appreciated.
:
: Scott Blaser
 
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I wasn't very clear. DVD/LD are the same setting. But there are two
ways of hooking up a device, to the coax or to the optical. I planned
to plug a cable box into coax and a DVD player into optical. Both
would be assigned to the same button on the front. Would this cause
any interference or damage anything?

Sorry about the confusion

Scott Blaser



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> Many receivers support multiple digital in. The receiver switches to the right input on the
> back when the switch/selector on the front is assigned to that input. If you set to DVD goes
> to one of them If you set to LD goes to the other.
>
> Somewhere in the menus will be something to assign the coax to either the DVD or LD and the
> same for the optical.
>
> Also of concern will be what the receiver inputs are capable of decoding. Laser Disk will
> mostly be a straight 16/44.1 SPDIF like a CD player..... or perhaps the CD audio from a CD
> played in the LD player. The DVD may decode Dolby Digital and DTS etc.
>
> Phil Abbate
>
>
> "Scott Blaser" <sblaser@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:664cbecd.0405200948.13d77d05@posting.google.com...
> : In the back of my receiver there are two audio inputs labeled DVD/LD
> : In, one for coaxial and one for optical. Can I plug a separate
> : component into each of these, like a digital cable box into coax and a
> : DVD player into optical? Or is this a no-no?
> :
> : Any help would be appreciated.
> :
> : Scott Blaser
 
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"Scott Blaser" wrote ...
> I wasn't very clear. DVD/LD are the same setting. But there are two
> ways of hooking up a device, to the coax or to the optical. I planned
> to plug a cable box into coax and a DVD player into optical. Both
> would be assigned to the same button on the front. Would this cause
> any interference

Almost certainly if both sources were powered up concurrently.

> or damage anything?

Seems unlikely. But note that opinions on Usenet don't come
with any kind of warranty!

ASSUMING that your receiver properly decodes both of the
devices separately, plugging them both in and sharing a single
input seems like a matter of remembering to power-down the
device not in use. Good luck trying to get any other family
members to consistently remember such a kludge. :-(
 
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On 20 May 2004 10:48:42 -0700, sblaser@neo.rr.com (Scott Blaser)
wrote:

>In the back of my receiver there are two audio inputs labeled DVD/LD
>In, one for coaxial and one for optical. Can I plug a separate
>component into each of these, like a digital cable box into coax and a
>DVD player into optical? Or is this a no-no?

What does the manual say? Do you select which input to use from a
menu, or does the machine auto-select? We can only guess, as you're
keeping to yourself just what receiver you're talking about :)
 
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On 20 May 2004 16:05:46 -0700, sblaser@neo.rr.com (Scott Blaser)
wrote:

>I wasn't very clear. DVD/LD are the same setting. But there are two
>ways of hooking up a device, to the coax or to the optical. I planned
>to plug a cable box into coax and a DVD player into optical. Both
>would be assigned to the same button on the front. Would this cause
>any interference or damage anything?

TELL US WHAT EQUIPMENT YOU HAVE!!!!

Else we can only make wild guesses.
 
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