Blu-ray surround setup


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Username: Marchieb

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jan-10
I just bought a Blu_ray player and have a question about my audio options on my reciever.

I have a Yamaha 5760 reciever (no HDMI) so i'm hooking up with component cables. the reciever manual has a diagram for the hookup for a DVD player (i'm assuming that it will work for the blu-ray as well???)
the question i have is on the audio.
It shows L&R audio cables, optical and digital coax hookup. i think that i need the L&R audio AND either the optical or coax audio for 5.1 surround.
Is this correct? Do i need the L&R audio cable or is the digital (optical or coax) enough on it's own.
Also do i need both coax and optical or just one. The manual isn't very clear.

Thanks in advance. Marchie :-)

i coppied this from the manual

Digital jacks
This unit has digital jacks for direct transmission of digital
signals through either coaxial or fiber optic cables. You
can use the digital jacks to input PCM, Dolby Digital and
DTS bitstreams. When you connect components to both
the COAXIAL and OPTICAL jacks, priority is given to
the input signals from the COAXIAL jack. All digital
input jacks are compatible with 96-kHz sampling digital
This unit handles digital and analog signals independently. Thus
audio signals input to the analog jacks are only output to the
analog OUT (REC) jacks. Likewise audio signals input to the
digital (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks are only output to the

Silver Member
Username: Mccambley


Post Number: 749
Registered: Jun-05
Simple answer is Coaxial is all you need for basic Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound. Component cable will carry a HD signal. Better would be HDMI from the Blu-ray to the TV and 6 analog cables from the player to the Multi CH Input on the receiver(page 17 of manual). If the Blu-ray has these out puts you could then listen to the new DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD sound tracks.

New member
Username: Marchieb

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jan-10
Thanks for the response.
The player does not have those outputs to use the Multi CH inputs

Since I originally posted this 2 days ago things have changed a bit.

I had bought a Blu_ray player and an HD/PVR cable box and was planing on hooking it up to my Sony Trinitron WEGA until I had a "d'oh" moment and realized that my current tv is only 480i, which would make all this HD equipment useless. So ... I ordered a 46" Sharp Aquos yesterday.

The plan currently is to hook up the HD/PVR and Blu-ray player via HDMI cables directly to the HDMI Inputs on the TV.

The QUESTION I still have is with the audio options.

Option #1 Take the audio from the TV using the Toslink optical output (does not have digital coax out) to the receiver?

or Option #2 Hook up both the Blu-ray player (Dig. Coax/Toslink) and the HD/PVR (Toslink) to the receiver on their own?

or Option #3 ??? Suggestions ???

Also If Option #1 which audio Input on the receiver do I use? DTV/Cable or DVD ... does it matter?

Also if Option #2 Can I hookup the HD/PVR using Digital Coax to the Digital Coax input marked for CD ? ... I thought I read that the inputs could be "reassigned" if this makes any sense??? The Yamaha manual show it being hooked up using Toslink to a DTV/CBL input but I would rather use Digital Coax for both.

I am new to this and slightly confused so I'm sorry in advance if these are common questions or if they are complicated. I want to order my HDMI cables and any other audio cables this week and need to figure out my hookup options before i order.

here are the components being used if necessary

Sharp Aquos LC46E77U
Sony Blue-Ray BDP-S560
Yamaha Reciever HTR-5760 PDF Manual HTR 5760

Again THANK YOU in advance for your help, MarchieB

Silver Member
Username: Jrbay

Livonia [Detroit area], Michigan USA

Post Number: 919
Registered: Feb-08
Option 2 would avoid any delay in the audio signal getting to the receiver.
Regarding the connections either optical or coax will work equally well and should be ordered from a place such as: to save huge sums of money!

Inputs can indeed be "reassigned" which really means renamed. This simply makes things a little easier for the end users to understand what input to use for which activity.

New member
Username: Marchieb

Post Number: 6
Registered: Jan-10
Thanks. Hooking up the audio directly to the receiver was my first choice.

Thanks for recommending monoprice, was planning on using that site.

Follow up Question to the "reassigning"
Can i use the "CD" digital coax input for my HD Cable box ???
(I would rather use the Coax instead of the optical)

Silver Member
Username: Jrbay

Livonia [Detroit area], Michigan USA

Post Number: 920
Registered: Feb-08
Yes you can. I think you will find all of the information for doing so on page 58 of your manual.

New member
Username: Marchieb

Post Number: 8
Registered: Jan-10
Thanks for your help, much appreciated

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Username: Ilana

Post Number: 20
Registered: Oct-09
The price of these boots is cheap!

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