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Help with Dolby Digitial 5.1/DTS

Old 10-21-05, 04:14 PM
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Help with Dolby Digitial 5.1/DTS

I have done some research on this site, so I am not just asking blindly even though I am new to this technical area.

I have a DVD player that supports Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS but does not decode it. The digital audio out is optical.

I want to buy the Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 speakers which has a built in digital decoder (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...CONTENTID=9486 ) to plug into my DVD player. It says for DVD players it uses a digital coaxial cable (which is not included).

My question is: If I buy these speakers, will I get true digital 5.1 sound when I watch movies? I used to have the Logitech Z-640 5.1 speakers which were not digital and mixed the audio stream into just stereo (which sucked).

About the cables: Since my DVD players' digital audio out is optical, does this mean that it won't work because the speakers use a digital coaxial cable?

If it will work, could someone suggest a good affordable cable?

Thank you for all your help.
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Old 10-21-05, 09:27 PM
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Based on the specs on the link you provided this unit accepts optical, coax, or direct and will decode the signal. Any generic coax or optical cable will do fine.
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Old 10-21-05, 11:14 PM
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Hey, thanks for the info.
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Old 10-22-05, 10:17 PM
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There are also adapters that can convert Coaxial/Optical audio.
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