5.1 sound from 2 channel dvd player?

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I want to upgrade my system to 5.1 channel sound, however my
dvd player only outputs 2 ch. sound. would a 5.1 home theatre
receiver convert the dvd output to 5.1 ch.? my dvds only
have 5.1 sound on them. Any advice will be appreciated. I
have little knowledge of the new sound systems.

Re: 5.1 sound from 2 channel dvd player?


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Look on the back of your DVD player.  There should be either
a coaxial and/or optical output for digital sound.  The
coaxial output may be labeled "SPDIF" (Sony Philips Digital
InterFace).  This is a single connector with all of the 5.1
channel information encoded digitally.  5.1 surround
recievers have both coaxial and optical inputs.

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   E Frank Ball  frankb@sonic.net


Re: 5.1 sound from 2 channel dvd player?


It also depends on the receiver.  Some can take 2-channel inputs and convert
to 5.1 channel outputs by using Dolby Pro Logic II circuitry.

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