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Can I hook up my ada 885 to my dvd player& my flatscreen tv?

Can I hook up my ada 885 to my dvd player& my flat screen?

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Yes, it will even attach directly using a coax SPDIF cable. That is the best way to connect it. No distortion at all through the cable. Most DVD players have a coax SPDIF output, and the ADA885 has a ditto input. You can just use any single wire of a double cable it necessary, it will not interfere.

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Yes. They are essentially Similar to any other 120 Watt Surround System for Home Entertainment. The Fact is, the only major difference is that the connections are different. On The PC it uses Stereo Standard Outputs. On Your DVD Player, It Will most Likely require an adapter to RCA (red/white -usually- Audio Cables). It just depends on your DVD Player. Have Fun!..... :)

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Hi,

Thanks for posting direct. As you posted, the Sony XBR has only left & right (white/red) outputs whereas your Altec ADA has multiple INputs. This leaves us with no other option but to used just the green INput of the Altec as the black and the S/PDIF has nowhere to be connected to in the Sony.

You would need to use a phone stereo to RCA cable/connector as shown below. Additionally, you would have to set up your speakers as suggested here.
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Hi,

Yes but you will not enjoy all the features of the Altec ADA 885 speaker system and if the TV's features will allow you.

Most TV's do not have audio out and if ever they do, chances are that it will only be left/right. Your Altec ADA 885 speaker system is capable of getting multiple inputs other than just left & right; main, front, surround & S/PDIF.

Hardware wise, the standard audio connector to the audio outputs of your PC are baby phone plugs, while those in the TV are RCA. If ever you will push through, you would need to get hold of a stereo RCA to baby phone cable. Am not sure if the yellow dongle cable that came with your package is long enough.

Additionally, here is a link to the normal installation instructions for an Altec ADA 885 speaker system should you be interested.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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