Originally Posted by scsiguy72
Thanks for your Help.
I have a JVC 5.1 system at least 4 years old. I just bought a Panasonic DMP-BD60 and it turns out it does not support my 5.1 (My mistake, I never checked before I bought it)
So I am selling my Panny and looking for a basic model that will support my 5.1
The JVC has a built in DVD. As for inputs, there is no place to plug in a jack for the Sub woofer, but the unit has a Sub out.
I have a Tivo HD and it seems to support the 5.1 and I only have 2 stereo outputs going from it.
You haven't posted in a while so you are probably not coming back. But if you do, Ihope you have done some research on your own. You have a Home Theater in a Box system. There may not be any digital inputs and there are certainly no 5.1 channel analog inputs. As for the subwoofer, there is no such thing as a sub iniput, only output. That is the for a dedicated subwoofer, the .1 in the 5.1. You would hook up five surround speakers and one subwoofer, via the subwoofer output (it is usually a RCA type connection but could be a normal speaker wire connection, depending on your receiver and sub). There are four ways to get audio from your blu ray player. We will assume it has all of the necessary built in convertors, like most all do today. If your receiver has digital inputs, either optical or coaxial, and you use them you will get 5.1 sound but it will not be lossless sound, like DTS MA HD or Dolby TrueHD. It will be more along the lines of DD or DTS, but a little better because of a higher bit rate. If you have an older receiver that has analog (RCA) 5.1 channel inputs, you can decode the audio in the player and send it to the receiver this way. If you have a Home Theater in a Box, you do not have this, as no HT in a Box does. If you have a receiver with a HDMI input, you can use this to transfer both video and audio, and have the player do the decoding or, if the receiver is capable, have the it do the decoding.
It does not sound like you have the necessary inputs to do 5.1 audio from the bluray player or anything else for that matter. If you are using normal stereo RCA inputs to transfer audio from TIVO or a cable box, what you are getting is not 5.1 DD but instead Dolby Pro Logic, which is a simulated surround sound audio. It only takes a stereo signal and sends it to other speakers to simulate 5.1. You are probably only getting real 5.1 when you use the built in DVD player. I hate to tell you this but you need to junk the HTB and buy an inexpensive receiver to use with the bluray player. You can get a receiver at Best Buy, WalMart, Sam's, etc for $200 or less that will probably take care of your needs. You can continue to use the speakers you have, provided they use normal speaker wire connections and not some proprietary plugs on the end.