I could use one more line level analog audio input so I can connect the analog stereo audio from my TV to the receiver for handling the audio when using the TV's built-in tuner. I don't want to tie up a video source (e.g. the TV/CBL input) when I only need audio.
I'm ready to retire my old turntable, so that frees up the phono input. However, as we all know, a phono input is not line level. I found this device
that converts line level signals to phono input compatible signals, which is one option. However...
Page 37 of the 3808 manual under Input Mode says I can switch the phono selection to use the EXT.IN inputs instead of the phono inputs. That leaves me with a couple questions:
1. If I switch the phono selection to use EXT.IN, is it line level or phono level (I assume line level, but I'm just double checking).
2. I don't need all 7.1 signals, as the source is stereo, so I'd only be connecting to the FL and FR jacks. When using EXT.IN in this manner, can I still apply Dolby Pro Logic processing to the stereo signal to get DPL surround sound? Or does it assume when you are using EXT.IN that you are providing the surround channels via the other jacks?
If it makes more sense to simply use the phono input with an adapter, does anybody know of any other sources of such an adapter besides the one I linked to above? At only $10, I'm not convinced that this one will have the highest quality components inside...