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Need Solution: two 5.1 analog devices

Old 09-22-06, 09:27 PM
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Need Solution: two 5.1 analog devices

I have two components that have 5.1 analog outputs:
- Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player (for DD+ and TrueHD 5.1)
- Pioneer DVD-A/SACD Player (for high-res audio)

My receiver only has one set of 5.1 inputs.

Do "5.1 Analog" switchers exist? Where can you find them (cheaper is better)? Are there HT receivers that have 2 sets of 5.1 inputs? Any other options (other than buying a new receiver...)?
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Old 09-22-06, 11:29 PM
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Since the Toshiba is supposed to be backward compatible with regular dvds, and will play dvd-a and sacd discs, you really don't need to hookup the Pioneer.

The Toshiba IS supposed to play all of these.........right?
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Old 09-23-06, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by emoxley
Since the Toshiba is supposed to be backward compatible with regular dvds, and will play dvd-a and sacd discs, you really don't need to hookup the Pioneer.

The Toshiba IS supposed to play all of these.........right?
It'll play them but not with the high resolution. I'm in the same boat and picked up a Phillips switcher at Walmart that I'll be hooking up this weekend. It was only about twenty bucks and I read that you can use the component video inputs for audio. This gives me the multiple six inputs and six out that I need.
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Old 09-23-06, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by emoxley
Since the Toshiba is supposed to be backward compatible with regular dvds, and will play dvd-a and sacd discs, you really don't need to hookup the Pioneer.

The Toshiba IS supposed to play all of these.........right?
The Toshiba HD-DVD player does not play DVD-A or SACD. It will play the redbook layer of the discs, but not the high-res layer.

I have the same problem. I prefer to listen to SACDs and DVD-As in 2-channel, so I am going to pick up a universal player and only connect the L/R outputs.
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