Here's the basic problem. The DVD player can get a 5.1 audio source from the DVD. That signal is then converted from Digital to Analog and split into 6 channels of information. Each channel has an audio out on the back of your player. You are only using the Front L and Front R outputs. Based on how I read your description, they seem to be sent from your DVD to your TV, and then from your TV to your receiver. The problem is that you are only listening to two of the six channel, so you are losing a lot of information. How this sounds to you depends, in part, on how the sound is mixed on the DVD (5.1 versus just stereo, for example).
Because you don't have 5.1 system to take all six outputs (analog "DVD Audio" connections), you shouldn't be using those outputs. You could use the digital out (optical or coax SP/DIF) to send all channels to a receiver that could do the splitting (D/A), but it sounds like you don't have the equipment for that.
You didn't provide the model for the LG DVD, but there should be connections for analog stereo. They would be labeled as Audio Out L / R, or something similar. The connections are stereo, but your player would use all 5.1 channels to play through those stereo channels. You could connect those directly to your receiver, or you can continue trying to have the TV as a step in between (not suggested unless you just like to watch DVDs without turning on the receiver).
May 12, 2008 |
Amplifiers & Preamps