New Sony Blu-ray with old JVC 5.1 sound system
(Regina, Sk, Canada)
Blue Ray rear
Can I use my older JVC DVD player 5.1 sound system with my new Sony Blue Ray? The older JVC DVD home theatre system has great sound and I would rather us use it than buy a new home theatre system.
The problem is that the chord from the DVD to the back of the subwoofer is one that my new Sony Blue Ray doesn't have a port for. It is round with a 'notch' taken out at approx. 4:00 & 8:00 o'clock with 8 pins (see photo below of the DVD player with port SP-PMW505).
The guys at Visions Electronics told me that it was just a setting on my DVD player that had to be adjusted, ie "Surround instead of stereo."
I tried everything I could find on the remote and came up with nothing. Currently I have patched my DVD to my new blue ray with the old white and red stereo jacks and only 2 of the DVD speakers are operating (obviously).
How can I get this all to work? Do I need to buy an amp? A receiver? Something else?
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Paul started the Home Cinema Guide to help less-experienced users get the most out of today's audio-visual technology. He has worked as a sound, lighting and audio-visual engineer for around 20 years. At home, he has spent more time than is probably healthy installing, configuring, testing, de-rigging, fixing, tweaking, re-installing again (and sometimes using) various pieces of hi-fi and home cinema equipment.