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Old 02-17-10, 01:15 PM
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7.1 output to 6.1 receiver: possible?

I'm considering of buying a blu-ray player with 7.1 analoge output. I currently have a Yamaha 6.1 receiver. Is it possible to use a 1M-2F RCA cable to hook up the SBL and SBR outputs from the blu-ray player to the SB input of the receiver?
I don't really see why not but so far the threads I've read mentioned the only way is to hook it up without the SBL and SBR (essentially go 5.1 to 5.1)


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Re: 7.1 output to 6.1 receiver: possible?

You can go 6.1 to 6.1, and it should be fine. When setting up a 7.1 source for a 6.1 receiver, I think it's usually the SBL output that's used. The BD player will send the audio accordingly. You can double check to see if there's a setting in the speaker setup of the BD player, to disable the SBR output. If so, that will ensure the audio is sent right.
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Re: 7.1 output to 6.1 receiver: possible?

The 2-1 RCA cable should also work since it is analog audio. Or, since there isn't that much detail in 7.1, anyway, you could just run one of the wires and skip a channel. You won't notice something missing.

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