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Panasonic-VIERA / 46" Class / 720p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV-TC-P46C2

I just bought the above TV and have a question about hooking up the TV to a stereo receiver (2 speakers - very old school). My stereo receiver is old and it only has RCA jacks for the audio input. This TV has an audio output labeled "digital audio out". I cannot find RCA jacks on the TV that will provide a L/R audio OUT signal. How can I get the digital audio out jack to provide a signal to the RCA L/R inputs of my stereo receiver?

Thank you!! I really don't want to buy a new stereo receiver just so I can hear my TV/DVD through the stereo.
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Unless you are using the TV's built in tuner just hook the RCA cords from the receiver to the source directly.
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The Gefen digital audio to analog converter will do what you want for less than $100. http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=5279.

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Unless you are using the TV's built in tuner just hook the RCA cords from the receiver to the source directly.



I have two sources that run through the TV, a cable box and a DVD player. I need an audio out from the TV.
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I have two sources that run through the TV, a cable box and a DVD player. I need an audio out from the TV.

Hook the Cable Box and DVD player up to 2 different inputs on the reciever. I know it's a PITA to change the sources on 2 devices but it will work. If the receiver is new enough to have remote control a Logitech will switch both sources at the same time. If you are going to buy a $100 adapter that's 1/3 of the cost of 5.1 AVR.
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Hook the Cable Box and DVD player up to 2 different inputs on the reciever. I know it's a PITA to change the sources on 2 devices but it will work. If the receiver is new enough to have remote control a Logitech will switch both sources at the same time. If you are going to buy a $100 adapter that's 1/3 of the cost of 5.1 AVR.

Since you're using a cable box and not the built in tuner, this is what I would recommend as well. I would only recommend the Gefen adapter if you are using the TV's built-in tuner.

The actual price of the adapter is $79 plus tax/shipping. Still quite a bit cheaper than even an entry AVR if money is tight, but a new AVR is of course the best option.

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