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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 2012-04-30, 12:54 PM
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What I want to know is, can I connect a Bluray diectly into the HDMI/DVI port of the TV using a HDMI to HDMI cable?
But you realize that if you do this then you aren't getting surround sound. To take full advantage of the audio on Bluray, DVD and most digital TV channels you need a receiver that can decode surround sound and send it to your 5.1 (or 7.1 or whatever) speakers.
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You can get surround sound (DD5.1, DTS) by connecting the BD player's digital audio out to the AVR - you cannot get HD audio (Dolby True-HD, DTS-MA, MC-PCM) So far I have seen no evidence he has an AVR, or one that handle HD audio via HDMI.

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My point was that if you connect your components directly to your TV then you are only going to get sound out of your TV speakers, not out of your AVR connected to your surround sound speakers. So if you have an AVR then you should be trying to route all of your connections through your AVR, at least all of your audio connections.
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If it's a HDMI connector on the TV and also on the BR player, then a straight HDMI - HDMI cable should be OK
Yes it is a HDMI connector labeled HDMI/DVI IN

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jayoldschool: You need to reread it again. the HDMI/DVI port is the port on the TV and the only thing that mentions DVI It is actually just a HDMI port with the 2 composite audio ports. The HDMI/DVI port works like a normal HDMI port if it is connected to an HDMI device. For example. Blu-ray to TV hooked up using a HDMI to HDMI cable.
That is what I think

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It sounds like the only reason DVI is mentioned is due to the audio connectors. When connecting devices with DVI out, a separate audio cable is required. (DVI does not support audio.) When connecting to a device with HDMI out, that should be all that is required.
This HDMI/DVI port can handle both cables I think.

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But you realize that if you do this then you aren't getting surround sound. To take full advantage of the audio on Bluray, DVD and most digital TV channels you need a receiver that can decode surround sound and send it to your 5.1 (or 7.1 or whatever) speakers.
I don't need surround sound really.
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I don't need surround sound really.
Blasphemy!! Everyone needs surround sound!

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Yeah, that's like saying you don't need HDTV, or BluRay, or DVD, or LaserDisc, or stereo, or colour... etc, lol
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LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys kill me!! Yes we all do need surround sound. Wifey is always complaining when I turn on the surround sound says it's too loud. Of course I'm watching football or hockey. But really I can do without the surround sound on the BD.
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