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VR-606 DTS won't work

I have tryed this many different ways but it seems that my vr-606 needs both optical and coaxal to use dts and I'm trying to use my Playstation 2 or XBOX360 and they only have optical I'm trying to avoid buying a new dvd player

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  • kenwoody12 Mar 26, 2008

    My digital audio optical input does not seem to work. Only the Coaxial Digital Audio input works. This seems to be a problem as the Sony PS3 doesn't have a coaxial digital out only an optical one.

    Is there some setting I can change to make my optical input work?



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All I can tell you is that "CD/DVD" must be selected as the source when using the optical digital input on the VR-606/616. I don't believe it needs more than one input (optical or coaxial) to output DTS sound, assuming the source is outputting DTS in the first place.

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