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connecting a DVD Rom digital signal to a Dolby Digital Amplifier

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bouka, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. bouka

    bouka Thread Starter

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    I have a Pioneer 106s DVD ROM which has a digital 2 pin output.

    I just bought a Sony STRDE 675 dolby digital amplifier which has a coaxial digital in input.

    My sound card, a soundblaster Live CT 4830 does have a digital out connector on the external part (next to the line in input), but does not have a 2 pin connector on the card itself where the DVD could be connected (there is the place with SPDIF marked but for some reason there is no 2 pins connector)

    I do not want to buy a 5.1 soundcard if I can connect my DVD ROM to the amplifier without using the soundcard, Is this possible! Is the DVD rom digital out SPDIF recognised by the amplifier?

    Should I create on the soundcard (which does have the digital output on the ecternal panel) an internal connection for the 2 pins? will this work?

    Does anyone have a clue? HELP!!
    many thanks
     
  2. brianF

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    Modifying it isn't going to work in my mind.
    Just adding pin connections don't mean the hardware and software is included with the card.
     
  3. Monk_

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    I believe SoundBlaster makes a converter/adapter for that card to connect your digital ouput to an amp using the digital out on the card. Check here for details:

    http://www.soundblaster.com/manuals/
     
  4. bouka

    bouka Thread Starter

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    I found the way to do it!!

    Hey you owners of the ct4830 soundblaster, you do not need to buy a 5.1 soundcard in order to have the digital output put on a dolby digital decoder amplifier !!

    You just plug the DVD digital out 2 pin in the pins 15-16 of the large series of pins on the soundcard,
    and you plug your amplifiers digital in in pins 17-18!!

    It works perfectly,

    email me at [email protected] if anyone needs help!!
     
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