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Optical inputs I have the str-de-575 reciever which has to optical inputs on that says dvd/ld and one that says tv/sat. I have a play station 3 hooked up to reciever via hdme and optical ( for blue ray) I also have a hd dvd player not hooked up yet It will also be hooked up via hdmi and optical, can I hook up the dvd player ( optical ) and plug it in the optical jack on reciever that says tv/sat because the play station (optical) is plugged into the dvd/ld jack on the reciever. If I can avoid it I do not want to switch back and forth between play station and dvd player using one optical jack on the reciever (dvd/ld) via only one optical cable. I hope that this question kind of makes sense any solution would be helpfull thank Ralph

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    Can't select from input on TV/sat

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In short yes!

If you have two optical inputs and two equipment (PS3 and HDVD) then you shouldnt have a problem at all. Just make sure you change the mode of the receiver to TV/SAT when you want to use the HDDVD. Your problem may be the video out put.

If i was you i would do the following:

1. Get rid of all your optical cables as you won't need it.
2. If your receiver support HDMI then by default HDMI will send both video and digital sound.
3. Plug the HDMI of the PS3 to the HDMI input of the receiver, plug the HDMI of the HDDVD player into the HDMI 2 of the receiver and plug 1 HDMI cable from the receiver to the tv/monitor you have.

That is the best set up so when you play PS3 you select dvd/ld and when you watch hddvd you select tv/sat.

However having said all that the fact that you have dvd/ld suggests you actually don't have HDMI at all on the receiver(...i just checked the specs of the receiver). Which means you will need to have 2 hdmi inputs for your tv and you will need to have the 2 optical connections.

But in short yes to your question.

hope this is not too confusing.

good luck

smeags.

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