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Topic # 25395 20-Aug-2008 11:58
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Im a n00b when it comes to all the new TV/stereo/DVD stuff.....  Innocent

Recently purchased a 42" plasma which has HDMI inputs.... now were looking at a new DVD player and looking at one with HDMI but have a query....

The sound system we have is an older Sony 5.1 setup which uses 6xRCA outputs to connect to the DVD player (2x front, 2x rear 1x center, 1x sub). If I find a player with HDMI AND the 6 5.1 outputs, and I use an HDMI cable, does the HDMI disable the 5.1 output or will it run via both ?

Wont bother purchasing HDMI player if it only allows sound via the HDMI and therefore the TV speakers only......  Undecided

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  Reply # 158312 20-Aug-2008 12:32
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xpd: Im a n00b when it comes to all the new TV/stereo/DVD stuff.....  Innocent

Recently purchased a 42" plasma which has HDMI inputs.... now were looking at a new DVD player and looking at one with HDMI but have a query....

The sound system we have is an older Sony 5.1 setup which uses 6xRCA outputs to connect to the DVD player (2x front, 2x rear 1x center, 1x sub). If I find a player with HDMI AND the 6 5.1 outputs, and I use an HDMI cable, does the HDMI disable the 5.1 output or will it run via both ?

Wont bother purchasing HDMI player if it only allows sound via the HDMI and therefore the TV speakers only......  Undecided

TIA


Plenty of DVD (and Blu-ray players) have both multi-channel analogue and HDMI outputs. You can use either method to get multi-channel sound and still have picture via HDMI .Usually you will need to set a menu option e.g "audio output mode" to "5.1 channel" to distinguish between 2 and 5.1.

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  Reply # 158317 20-Aug-2008 12:40
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Thanks for the prompt answer :) Ill have to RTFM ;)




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