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Thread: Pioneer DVD-116 (No Digital Audio Connectoin)




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    Just bought myself the Pioneer DVD-116. Seems like a very good DVD player. However, when I went to hook it up to my Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer Sound Card I noticed it only had an "ANALOG AUDIO" connection. There is no DIGITAL AUDIO connection on this DVD player.

    FYI: It's cousin the Pioneer DVD-106S does have this Digital Audio connection. It's basically the same DVD-ROM but is slot loaded and not tray loaded like the DVD-116.


    My QUESTION:
    Will I notice much of a difference in sound quality with only an Analog Audio connection going into my Sound Card?

    Is it worth spending the extra money for a DVD-ROM that has the digital audio connection?

    My system speakers are the Yamaha TSS-1B 6 piece Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Sound computer speakers.

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    Digital audio will be transfered through the ide cable. You shouldn't need the 2 conductor cable hooked up to the sound card to enable digital audio. If you have good speakers, digital will sound a lot better.

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    yup. Digital speakers + digital source=yummy sound.

    pretty sure the retail kit version of the 116 model has digital, and the oem comes with analog only. :(

    the slot-load drive are awesome (ive got one) and dropping in price too. However, there are better performing drives out there such as the Toshiba DVD-ROM. 'luck to you finding one.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Lian-Li PC60 Midtown (Modified Xoxide Case/LL-60 Warrior)
    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Revision 1.1) / (Reworked by Gigabyte)
    BIOS vs F10
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)
    ThermalRight SLK-600 Copper Heatsink/Y.S Tech 60x60x25mm
    Corsair CMX512-3000C2 (512MB PC3000 370 MHz)
    Western Digital 80 GH Special Edition Hard Drive (WD80OJB)
    Lite-On CD-RW
    16X Pioneer-116 DVD ROM
    Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4600 (Power Pack Ultra/750 XP)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster - Audigy Gamer
    Floppy Drive (Teac)
    Enermax Whisper Series (EG465PVE (FC) - 431Watt)
    WINDOWS XP Professional

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