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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

    Jan 1, 2002
    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


    Dec 2, 1999
    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_


    Sep 7, 2001
    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:

  4. bouka

    bouka Thread Starter

    Jan 1, 2002
    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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