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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Allan, Dec 21, 2003.

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  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Does anyone know where I might get an adaptor that will decode the coaxial
    audio output of my new DVD to the separate 5.1 Audio inputs to suit my Sony

    I don't want to get rid of my amp just because the new DVD I bought has not
    got 5.1 output on it.

    Has anyone seen them?
    Is there a kit version?
  2. Take the DVD back and exchange it for one that suits your needs.
  3. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Its a DVD and VHS combo,
    I couldn't find any, and as I also wanted DVD to VHS copy, it left me with
    even less options..
  4. Bill

    Bill Guest

    you just need a standalone 5.1 decoder, such beasts exist and are cheap,
    doesn't look like sony produce them.

    could go for a base model receiver with inbuilt 5.1 decoder and optical &
    coaxial inputs for around $500, IE the sony STRDE495, this requires an
    amplified subwoofer however.

    But you really want the STRDA5000ES 170W each channel x 7 @ $2091+gst :))
  5. You need to buy a separate decoder. They aren't that common and used to be
    quite expensive - don't know about now.

    You are probably better off getting a new receiver that does Dolby Digital
    and DTS.

    Also, to get the most out of Digital TV, you will need a Dolby Digital
    decoder anyway.

  6. Gary Quinton

    Gary Quinton Guest

    Give jaycar a call - they stock odd stuff like this.
  7. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Thanks Gary, no they don't.
    The problem is as discussed it needs to have the Dolby Decoder IC in it, so
    the cost is $$,
    I am thinking maybe track down a cheap , low power amp and rip the DTS/Dolby
    section out and install it into my Sony receiver..
  8. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    Quite a while back (must have been '99, when I was still living in Melb.)
    there was a crowd advertising in The Age Green Guide who sold these
    adapters - maybe give that a squiz.

  9. bill

    bill Guest

    On the Dick Smith web site you can find a Voxson decoder
    with the speakers for under $300, or do I not understand the need here.
    I had my sights on it for one day in the future, having not bought a
    sufficiently cheap DVD player with 5.1 sound.

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