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Topic # 5991 15-Dec-2005 05:47
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Hi Guys -
Please - some help from those that have the Sony 1010

I am almost at purchase stage - there is little detailed help on this model on the web -

Does the machine have SMARTLINK. My current sony recorder has this, and connected to the Sony (CRT typeTV) it enables instant recording of whatever is on the TV at the time.

Audio - Does the machine output full 5ch Dolby. I use a Panasonic with buit in decoder to play back movies. It connects to my HiFi and gives full Dolby sound output.

My HiFi input needs 5 separate phono inputs. My Panasonic DVD outputs 5 separate phono cables that all plug into my HiFi. I realise newer DVD models have coax outputs etc. Is there any gizmo that would enable me to convert my video audio output on the Sony 1010 to 5 separate phonos for connection to my existing HiFi please.

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  Reply # 24769 15-Dec-2005 09:15
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umm.. you might need a separate decoder for that. because RDR-HX1010 has optical digital out as well as SPDIF coax i think....

as far as the Smartlink audio, i tihnk it is not 5.1. however the digital out may be 5.1 if the program is capable of 5.1 broadcast (which is not a lot, and if watching dvd via the sony dvd-hdd recorder, it will be... Also you can use HDMI/Component out for anything from RDR-HX1010, not just DVDs).


back to the main feature, the 5.1 decoder, you could use Creative's Decoder (review is at here)




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  Reply # 24786 15-Dec-2005 10:13
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Many thanks for helping -

Just so I am clear please.............

Does the 1010 output true 5.1 sound - not just some derivative that tweaks 2 channels.
I grudgingly will accept that another means of connecting coax/digital to my HiFi will need to be sought.
My OLD (18 Months) Panasonic has a built in Decoder - and it O/Ps 5.1
I would not like to take a retrograde step for a £1000 upgrade
AND I dont expect to compensate for inedaquicies by spending more money to compensate.

Smartlink - is a feature of Sony. It is a means of connecting THEIR equipment and gaining additional functionality. This - on my current system using my current SONY DVD Recorder- means I can hit the record button, and the DVD records whatever is displayed on the TV - again I would want this.

Seems a little odd if this machine does not meet what I consider to be basic requirements for one of the most expensive DVDs currently on the market. If it does not meet these requirements - then I will replace my entire setup including TV, for a Brand other than SONY.
AND never buy SONY again.

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  Reply # 24811 15-Dec-2005 16:54
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well.. digital optical output is always in DTS/AC3 signal to connect to any digital amplifier to decode the sound channels. so you can play them out on 5.1 or 6.1 or 7.1 or THX or whatever surround set up you have.

it is basically transmit in pure digital multi-channels signal for other higher-spec digital decoder to decode it.




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