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Onkyo TX-SR606 5.1 channel & component connections?

I've never done any set-up for a receiver any more involved than a DVD player, a CD player, a cassette deck, and a turntable. I'm now doing a set-up for an Onkyo TX-SR606. My Sony DVD/CD player has both component and 5.1 channel outputs. Somewhere in the instructions, it mentions that "sometimes" a DVD will have 5.1 capacity, which leads me to expect that many of them won't, in which case, I assume I'd want to run them through component cable to the receiver.

So -- do I hook up both the 5.1 cable and the component cable set-ups to the receiver? If so, will the receiver give me a chance to choose between them each time I run a DVD? If not, which cable set do I use, and why?

As always, thanks for sorting me out.
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component cables are for video only, no audio at all.

Your DVD player has 5.1 analog out and either digital coax or optical. digital coax/optical would be easier to use than 5.1 analog plus it a single audio cable.

Check the back of your player to be sure.

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component cables are for video only, no audio at all.

Your DVD player has 5.1 analog out and either digital coax or optical. digital coax/optical would be easier to use than 5.1 analog plus it a single audio cable.

Check the back of your player to be sure.
Thanks, afrogt -- don't know what I was thinking, but, of course, you're right. And, right about the digital coax/optical, too. I've already committed the only two opticals I have, though, and have a couple of available 5.1's, so I think I'll give 'em a try.

…Not only have I never used either of those types of audio cables, I'm so far behind the curve that I've never used component cable before, either. I'm using all of them here, and one HDMI; so it's already quite an adventure, and I haven't even gone through the initial set-up process yet.

Anyway, again, afrogt, thanks for snapping me out of it.

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