01-03-2008 03:24 PM #1Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
DVD audio optical out to 5.1 analog in (to receiver)
Any suggestions how to or what to buy (vs. a totally new receiver) regarding above?
I have a 'new' Panasonic DVD-R with audio optical output that I want to connect to my older Yamaha 5.1 receiver; receiver has no coaxial input (converters readily available) nor HDMI input to use direct from the DVD-R so I am looking for a way to 'pass' the 5.1 surround from the DVD-R to my 5.1receveiver & speakers .....yes I could use the analog left/right output from the DVD player into the receiver but that gets me stereo (I think) not 5.1.
I have a Sony DVD player with 5.1 analog outputs direct into the reciever now that this 'new' DVD-R will replace. thx for your suggestions.
01-03-2008 04:23 PM #2
hmmm, i do not know of any method where you can convert a optical laser to 5.1 analog signal. you might need to buy a new receiver.
01-03-2008 04:31 PM #3Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
afraid of that ..thx
01-03-2008 04:40 PM #4
Ya, I don't know of anything either. You are correct though that with the left and right analog out on your DVD player you would only get stereo sound. Best you could hope for then would be Dolby PL IIx.JVC RS1x w/ a 118" 16x9 screen
B&K Reference 200.7 Amplifier 200 watts X7 THX Ultra; B&K TX4430 200watts X3 (For Bi-amping the fronts); Integra DHC-80.3
NHT 3.3 (L,R) NHT AC-2 (C) NHT HDP2 (Side Surrounds) NHT AC-2 (Rear Surrounds) HSU VTF3-HO (Sub)
Oppo BDP-83; XBOX 360; Panamax 5100-EX; Directv HR-20
: RIP : 371 Last Purchased: Django Unchained
01-03-2008 05:04 PM #5
You'd basically need a receiver. First, you'd need to decode the sound to PCM (multichannel PCM doesn't go over optical). Then, you'd need to convert it to analog with DACs. That's kinda 2/3s of what a receiver does.
Note that a pre-amp would do it too. But I doubt you'll find one of those on the cheap.
Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment.
Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles.
Copyright © 2012 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.