how do you get the new dvd player to play through the old surround system

BFG-9000

Respectable
Sep 17, 2016
167
0
2,010
65
It depends on how the old DVD's audio connected to the surround system. 5.1 and 7.1 analog outs went away from Blu-Ray players built after Feb 2012 because the Hollywood studios wanted that and mandatory Cinavia copy protection. They disappeared from DVD players around that time too because those became too cheap to include such premium features.

If the old DVD player connected via digital: coaxial or optical S/PDIF, then nothing has changed.

If it's an all-in-one system where everything is in one box then all connections are internal and it's junk now.
 

mhtsgr999

Honorable
Oct 21, 2013
9
0
10,520
2
It depends on the new system, If it include HDMI connector then you can use the HDMI cable, otherwise you can use the same old RCA cable to connect.
If you can post the link of your surround system as well as your new DVD player, then it will be much easier to tell.
 

BFG-9000

Respectable
Sep 17, 2016
167
0
2,010
65
It depends on how the old DVD's audio connected to the surround system. 5.1 and 7.1 analog outs went away from Blu-Ray players built after Feb 2012 because the Hollywood studios wanted that and mandatory Cinavia copy protection. They disappeared from DVD players around that time too because those became too cheap to include such premium features.

If the old DVD player connected via digital: coaxial or optical S/PDIF, then nothing has changed.

If it's an all-in-one system where everything is in one box then all connections are internal and it's junk now.
 

This is a dead giveaway for one of those all-in-1, all integrated boxes, that is not expandable and can't hookup anything else to it. As mentioned by others, look for an HDMI IN (IN for input important) connector in the back of this system. If absence then can't plug in external DVD.

Just to keep your hopes alive, the presence of a COMPONENT IN connection (5 RCA cables) and an Optical IN may substitute for the HDMI, as long as, the external DVD does also have these connectors.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
C Audio 2
A Audio 1
L Audio 2
H Audio 1
A Audio 1
A Audio 2
H Audio 4
A Audio 1
S Audio 1
A Audio 2
P Audio 2
D Audio 1
1 Audio 3
L Audio 2
R Audio 1
C Audio 1
5 Audio 1
T Audio 1
V Audio 1
eaglewatch Audio 4
Similar threads
hooking up surround sound to dvd player
i have a DVD player with surround out, but the dVD player is not work.
Connecting amp with ni HDMI port, DVD player with HDMI port, DSTV with HDMI port to TV and surround sound
Which surround sound system is better?
I have AJVC surround sound system model TH - M606/TH - M603I wanted to know if I could hook up a rock ville equalizer to the s
How can I listen music in surrounding mode in my 5.1 home theater without pc or dvd player?
Get sound from tv thru the dvd player with surround sound
Yamaha RX-V361 Surround Speakers do not work
How do I connect my new HDMI TV to old DVD and VCR to my old surround sound
How can i connect dvd player with pc to listen to surround system in the office
I have a Samsung Smart TV (5500 Series) and a 3D bluray player/surround sound system. How can I get the surround sound to come
How to hookup surround system to rvk
How do I connect Logitech Z506 (5.1 surround) system to a Digital Coaxial SPDIF on my android player (MXQ Pro) --Pics Inside
I'm trying to get picture from my blu ray player on my TV and get the sound to go out through my surround sound system how can
How to connect a computer Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 surround sound system to Sony Blu-ray player S3200 OR Samsung LN32D450 TV
I'm trying to connect my Sony bluray player home theatre system, cable box, and tv so I can get sound through the surround sou
connecting Blue ray surround system to TV
5.1 Surround System plays same channels on all speakers in Sound Test
hi guys help on an old ss-ws53 surround sound speaker system
can i use a DVD player as a receiver to make 5.1 true surround sound system?

ASK THE COMMUNITY