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Digital Audio Input

I'm confused on how to use this. I don't understand the manual when it says that you have to connect the analog cables as well. I'm trying to hook up my G5 Mac/PC/PS3 with a digital audio switcher. So I hooked them all up and connected one end to the back of the Onkyo, but I don't know how to select that input on the Onkyo. Why would it have an digital optical input if you can't select it?

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When I connect the pc I use the front inputs - then select the video 3 buttin as the spource. I use an s video and a mini rca (from the pc) to a full size 2 rca cable.

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On many ht receivers you must enter setup mode and tell it which digital input you are using for each digital source. i.e. you can choose optical for the DVD input and coaxial for CD, and vice versa.

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