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#1 OFFLINE   teneighytp

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:11 AM

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!

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#2 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:35 AM

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.

DirecTV customer since 1996 - Current :Slimline 3 SWM,   HR24-100 HDMI to 32" Sharp LED,
HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD


#3 OFFLINE   teneighytp

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:46 AM

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.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:49 AM

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.

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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#5 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

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.


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

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#6 OFFLINE   teneighytp

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

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

$150. $189 with shipping.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

Here is a Yamaha on Ebay for less than $200 delivered.
http://www.ebay.com/...=item4607f74fec

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HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:59 AM

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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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

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 OFFLINE   teneighytp

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:37 AM

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....


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.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

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.

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.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

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.


RX-V396

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

RX-V396

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?
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:43 AM

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?

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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