09-06-2011 06:51 PM #1
HD-A1: Analog surround with a stereo setup?
So my receiver is an older Onkyo, pre-HDMI and thus pre-HD audio. But it has analog surround inputs, and of course the HD-A1 has corresponding outputs.
But I'm currently only running stereo speakers, some really nice vintage Polks.
My question is; how can I set this up in an optimal way so that I'm still getting all of the surround sound HD audio from the player and decoded by it, coming out of only a L/R speaker setup?
09-07-2011 07:44 AM #2
Use optical or coaxial and set the player to downmix to stereo. It will take the HD audio (assuming there is some, as HD DVD's didn't exactly have too much of that...) and mix a stereo track of it.
09-07-2011 04:57 PM #3
...And buy three more speakers plus at least one subwoofer.
* I still have my HD-A1 and luv it too (for playing CDs: great BB DACs).
09-07-2011 06:16 PM #4
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09-07-2011 06:32 PM #6
And I think you've got it backwards; HD DVD had high-def audio when Blu-rays were still shipping with DD+ or worse.
09-08-2011 12:47 AM #7
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