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Audio options for the HR24

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by teneighytp, Oct 5, 2012.

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  1. Oct 5, 2012 #1 of 14
    teneighytp

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    Hello. I have an older Yamaha receiver that does not have an digital sat/dtv coax audio input. It only has a dvd/ld digital coax audio input. It does have an optical input for sat/dtv. The HR34 only has hdmi and digital coax audio output (no optical). Should I get an Coaxial (RCA) to Optical Toslink Digital Audio Converter? I've seen them for $11 online. Or should I upgrade an hdmi receiver, which is a little out of my budget? Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2012 #2 of 14
    jimmie57

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    I would try the converter to see how it works first.
    If it doesn't work you could save for awhile until you could upgrade your receiver.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2012 #3 of 14
    teneighytp

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    Since my dog ate the remote for the Yamaha, and it's at least 12 years old (is that old for a receiver?) I bought a Pioneer VSX-821 refurbished receiver.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2012 #4 of 14
    Steve

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    FWIW, I have the VSX-1121 and it works great with my HR24-100, using just the HDMI connector for audio and video.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    May I ask what you payed? I've seen new A/V receivers priced as low as $195.99.
     
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    teneighytp

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    $150. $189 with shipping.
     
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    Laxguy

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    I recently got a Denon to replace a ten year old Sony. The features on the Denon make the Sony look like it's out of the ice age, but a lot has happened digitally over that period. The Denon plays nicely with my iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Pandora, Netflix, Network radio (over IP), regular radio, and on and on. I bought it new, and it wasn't cheap, but not bad, either, at $400.
     
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    CCarncross

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    The other thing you could have done was use the optical input for your dvd player, and use the digital coaxial for your HR34 and not buy anything....
     
  10. teneighytp

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    I tried that but it didn't work. The only digital coax input on the receiver is labeled dvd/ld, and sure enough it works with the dvd but not the sat.
     
  11. Steve

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    What's the model #? I had 2-3 Yamaha RX-V receivers in the past, and they used to let me re-assign any digital audio input to any device, no matter what the label.
     
  12. teneighytp

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    RX-V396
     
  13. Steve

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    I had 3 RX-V2xxx's in the past, and they all allowed me to criss-cross and even re-name the digital inputs, if I so desired. I just checked your manual, and it's not a feature of the 396.

    That said, why not just connect the HR34 to the DVD/LD input, and the DVD to the SAT/TV input?
     
  14. teneighytp

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    I thought I tried that and it didn't work. I tried it again and it did. Funny. Doesn't matter now anyway. The remote is shot and I have an hdmi receiver on the way.
     

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