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SC-RT50 Decoding Surround Sound From Aux and Inputs

I have a Panasonic SC-RT50. Appearently it decodes Dolby and DTS, but ONLY from its own DVD player. Plugging in a Blu-Ray / TiVo / anything else results in stereo or simulated surround.

What's the deal what that? Is there any way around this strange limitation?

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  • ellery789 Sep 08, 2008

    This player doesn't have digital or optical audio input... just analog. And just stereo analog, not surround. :(

    I thought that dual RCA cables could carry Dolby signals. But this player doesn't even seem capable of decoding it at all. According to the manual it only decodes from DVDs.

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The other players need to be setup to output digital sound. Assuming you are using a digital or optical audio cable, go into the setup screen of the Blu-Ray or Tivo etc. and select the audio setup screen. Set the audio output to PCM.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

  • Steve Froese
    Steve Froese Sep 08, 2008

    So then does it have 6 channel analogue input (6 RCA channel inputs)?

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Product Features and Technical Details
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  • 35 watts per channel x 4 "tallboy" speakers, 140 watts for the center channel, and 150 watts for the subwoofer
  • High-resolution DVD-Audio playback; JPEG, MP3, and WMA CD playback
  • Magnetic shielding for distortion-free placement near a TV or computer monitor
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Technical Details
  • Brand Name: Panasonic
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  • Output Wattage: 390
  • Component Type: Home theater system
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