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Old 10-04-05, 06:31 PM
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Need help connecting 2nd dvd player

My receiver has digital inputs for dvd, tv/sat,cd, lp, dat, and a tape player. I am assuming that if I connect the 2nd dvd player through video 1, but connect the digital input to say the CD input it will not work...is this correct. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get digital quality without having to connect and reconnect every time I switch dvd players?
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Old 10-04-05, 09:56 PM
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just curious why you are using 2 players?
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Old 10-04-05, 10:33 PM
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One is region-free
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Old 10-05-05, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by cseaw
One is region-free
Then just use the one region free DVD Player, which is compatible to all region DVDs. Technically, I don't see why you would need both DVD Players connected to the same A/V receiver.
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Old 10-05-05, 07:17 AM
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I have 3 dvd players connected into my a/v receivers, plus an LD player and a DVD recorder (which is a 4th dvd player, too, I suppose).

cseaw, you can hook it up as you asked. When you're ready to watch, select your video input first then whatever your audio input is second.
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Old 10-05-05, 07:26 AM
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I have 3 dvd players connected into my a/v receivers

edit: it should say receiver above, not receiver(s)
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Old 10-05-05, 10:22 AM
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Then just use the one region free DVD Player, which is compatible to all region DVDs. Technically, I don't see why you would need both DVD Players connected to the same A/V receiver.
Maybe because the R1 player is of much higher quality than the region free player. No need to get rid of a good player just so you can bring in one that's region free but of lesser quality.
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Old 10-05-05, 01:47 PM
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Maybe because the R1 player is of much higher quality than the region free player. No need to get rid of a good player just so you can bring in one that's region free but of lesser quality.
Exactly. Bought cheapo for $20 (after rebate). I figure the less I use it- the better.

dleedlee: This makes perfect sense. I'll give it a shot.

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Old 10-05-05, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by cseaw
My receiver has digital inputs for dvd, tv/sat,cd, lp, dat, and a tape player. I am assuming that if I connect the 2nd dvd player through video 1, but connect the digital input to say the CD input it will not work...is this correct. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get digital quality without having to connect and reconnect every time I switch dvd players?
In this case you are constrained by the connections on the receiver. See how many digital inputs you have and if you have more than one yes you can use it. I have two players in my theater, my receiver supports three digital devices.
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