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After weeks of looking for a multi-format recorder with a firewire input that was affordable, I decided to go with this unit. I heard that the tuner is mono and that the sound is encoded as mp2 audio. How do I get around the mono tuner ??? Do I just connect the unit to my digital cable box via S-Video and composite audio, instead of using the coax connectors ???


Regarding the audio, do you get sound from using the digital audio connectors (coax, optical) when hooked up to a receiver ??? Or do I have to use the RCA audio connection ???


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After weeks of looking for a multi-format recorder with a firewire input that was affordable, I decided to go with this unit. I heard that the tuner is mono and that the sound is encoded as mp2 audio. How do I get around the mono tuner ??? Do I just connect the unit to my digital cable box via S-Video and composite audio, instead of using the coax connectors ???


Regarding the audio, do you get sound from using the digital audio connectors (coax, optical) when hooked up to a receiver ??? Or do I have to use the RCA audio connection ???


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diesel,

Sorry that no one has given you an answer. I have the Liteon 5101 and it has a mono tuner too. The answer to your question is YES! If you run the left and right out from your cable box, the Liteon will burn a stereo audio track. If it is a movie and the soundtrack is encoded in surround sound, your burned disc will be in surround sound. Use s-video for a better picture not the composite.


Yes, if you hook up a digital audio cable, you will get digital sound. I know you will if you are watching a prerecorded movie. I'm not far enough along with mine to know if the burn you make records to output to the digital connector.


Let us know how it works,

Regards,, Tom
 

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If it is a movie and the soundtrack is encoded in surround sound, your burned disc will be in surround sound.
Don't think this is true for the 5005, it records in MP2 vs. AC3 Dolby Digital 2. The former does not support pro logic surround encoding.
 

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If it is a movie and the soundtrack is encoded in surround sound, your burned disc will be in surround sound.
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Don't think this is true for the 5005, it records in MP2 vs. AC3 Dolby Digital 2. The former does not support pro logic surround encoding.
Thanks........... Just curious however....... If it records in stereo, why won't the pro-logic work?? Make it easy to understand now, PLEASE.

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TB,


You are right in that if you can extract an analog stereo audio signal from the 5005 and input it into a Pro Logic reciever, you can decode pro logic surround information regardless of the format of the source stereo audio stream (PCM, mp2, or AC3). But with an MP2 stream, you will not get any digital audio output from the 5005 which could be problematic if that's your only audio connection between the 5005 and your receiver. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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VF,

Thanks for the reply and taking time to explain...........

regards, Tom :)
 
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