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    Dolby 5.1 Surround HOME CINEMA KIT

    Ive just got hold of a Dolby 5.1 Surround HOME CINEMA KIT

    anyways,

    my TV is going to be replaced when i get my money back off "skybuy" bloody theives

    what will this kit work with

    Sky ?????
    Xbox ?????
    DVD player ????...i dont think mine is compatable, seen then on amazon for 35 quid, so will get 1 of them

    what are the connections like ??? so i can get prepared

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    Do you have a link to anymore info? Like make?

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    http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product....ec2b92736851a8

    it was only cheap, but worth a mess about with
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    dolby surround is stereo, with slight bass separation for the "surround" channels. it whould have either phono (red,white) or headphone connection.

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    I think you'll just have to wait and see really.

    It could connect via digital optical, digital co-axial or analogue co-axial. From the description, it sounds like it might be the latter. This means that you'll either need a source with a built-in amplifier (like a PC sound card and some DVD players) or need to buy a seperate receiver/amplifier.

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    As the guys have stated, you're gonna need to wait and see what plug 'oles its got

    Some Systems do the DECODING in the 5.1 system, and only need a single Digital Input (as Aaron rightly says, thats normally a fibre optic or a single coax cable) and the seperation of all the channels is done by the system.

    SO the DVD player(I mean DVD player for your living room, not a DVD rom from your PC ) would need a suitable digital output to match. Some DVD's have both a Coax and a Fibre optic output...you decide then.

    HOWEVER>....some 5.1 systems expect the Source (ie the DVD player or the sound card from your PC) to do all the Decoding and then wants 3 different stereo coax's input..(so all 6 channels....5 + 1) to be plugged in.

    That descriotion on your link indicates its PROBABLY got a digi input.....

    so look on the back of your DVD player and look for a single COAX plug, almost definately in BLACK.

    IF it also supports Pro Logic, then as Direct Hex points out, you plug in STEREO inputs from ANY SOURCE, such as a Video or a Sky Box or a Stereo Sound Card, or even a CD Player....and it them "Creates" a Front LEft and Right and Seperate Centre for voices, plus 2 rear speakers that are actually MONO signals (ie bot the same) and are a kind of combined noise with no real high or lows in....plus a separate bass.

    It sounds messy, but it works well on Football and TV films etc.

    Pro Logic II was better...it had stereo rear and much better frequency response at the back.

    Game Cubes support Pro Logic II....Playstation 2 supports Dolby Digital via a Fibre Optic Digi lead

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    Compatible with Dolby 5.1 Surround PC Sound cards and also DVD Players and Hi-Fi Systems with 5.1 output
    - I think that means you'd need a DVD player with the analogue outs. I doubt you'd get speakers with a built in decoder for £20.

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    £20...I didnt see that bit.

    You;re right...its gonna need individual outputs for all 6 channels....and I bet his DVD aint got that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    £20...I didnt see that bit.

    You;re right...its gonna need individual outputs for all 6 channels....and I bet his DVD aint got that
    i bet you can pick up a very nice dvd player for under a ton though with the neccessary decoder- if the speakers are worth it

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    I got a nice arianet dvd player for about £40 which has all the outputs you could ever need. Optical, decoded 5.1 etc and plays pretty much everything.

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    i'm still betting on a single stereo connector, for pure dolby surround from 5 (redundant) satellites

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    think you might win that mate

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    Compatible with Dolby 5.1 Surround PC Sound cards and also DVD Players and Hi-Fi Systems with 5.1 output
    Hi-Fi with 5.1 output to me kinda implies it'll have 5.1 ins...

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    the terminology is already broken - e.g. Dolby Surround is _NOT_ 5.1, but it continually uses the term Dolby 5.1 Surround. it's one or t'other. the only dolby 5.1 standard is 6ch AC3.

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    It won't have a Digital decoder, more Dolby Surround, and amplification for 6 discrete channels via the 5.1 in. Most likely.
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