OK, so I now have the BD85 and will be attempting to hook it into my Yammy's 5.1 speaker system - must do it via analogs and/or optical/coax digital cabling as the Yammy doesn't have HDMI.
I have saved several posts from here as they all seemed to give me a reasonable template for connecting the cables:
Cheer, link 422...multichannel audio and optical/digitalhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...230391&page=15
BIslander, Link 501http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post18731012
BIslander, Link 511...using both optical and analoghttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...230391&page=18
For most folks these references should certainly be enough to get started. But knowing what I know about myself and abitlity to do this, I know that I need to feel very secure that I am doing it right...so forgive me if I ask some more questions (that undoubtably have been answered already) before I take the plunge.
On page 9 of the BD85 manual, the far right panel shows the analog hook up. Of particular confusion to me is that I'm instructed to hook a cable from the BD85's sub-woofer jack into the corresponding jack on the Yammy. See Page 17, 18 of the rxv800 manualhttp://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/pdf/...RX-V800kai.pdf
) for the corresponding jacks. My problem is that the Yammy's sub-jack is already being used going from the Yammy to the sub. So, how does one get sub function when that jack is already in use? I think I'm missing something, but don't see where...could it be that the Yammy will process the sound inputs from the other cables and then process it out through the existing sub-jack???
For use with analog cables, the Yammy should be set to PCM - Yes/No?
As the Yammy only has 5.1 capability and BIslander suggests that one may not really hear the differences between opt/coax and analog sound (I'm not an audiophile, but do want "good" 5.1 sound), I'm planning on trying both to see if I the difference is meaning full to me. Certainly the opt/coax appears to be the easier way to go. And, BTW, with opt/coax should the Yammy be set to PCM or Bit?
After these issues are settled, I will then attempt to hook up the wireless connection...something that is totally new to me, and somewhat dreaded. I do have a Linksys WRT320N attached to my desktop computer and will be connecting Linksys WET610N gaming adapter to my Panasonic 50V10 for internet acess. Unfortunately, it only has one ethernet port, so it must go to the TV. But I will be using the BD85'w dongle for it wireless connection. I don't know how to set this up yet, but will be back with questions once the sound system is in place. Right now, I'm naively hoping that the adapter doesn't interfere with the dongle??? BTW, does the dongle capture a signal from the gaming adapter or from the router that is hooked into the desktop?