3D with 5.1 surround from a non 3D receiver?

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Hello all,

I think i already know the answer to my own question but really need some confirmation as this is question asked by a good friend to me last night and i wasn't entirely confident with my answer...

My friends sister has just bought a 46es8000 Samsung led tv (fabulous bit of kit i must say) and got a rather bog standard Samsung 3D bluray player thrown in with the deal but is running the audio through an older generation Yamaha receiver which isn't 3D capable, can you send the 3D image to the tv and the audio to the receiver via optical to still get 5.1 surround sound?

I was of the opinion it might be possible depending on the BD player, if it will split the audio and the 3D image but i'm not entirely sure. Of course i know that at best you will only get a standard Dolby Digital or DTS soundtrack as True HD, DTS Master Audio and PCM are beyond what an optical connection can carry but i'm starting to doubt my own advice as i'm not too hot on the 3D standard and this isn't something i have had to deal with myself.

I did suggest that a new BD player with twin HDMI outs would solve the issue entirely but some sort of work around until then is all i was asked about so can you send 3D to the tv via HDMI and output the sound via optical to avoid having to use those awful speakers in the tv for 3D??

Any help much appreciated as ever, thank you.
 
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Your bang on oldboy, if the player you have got free, does not have 5.1 ch analogue outputs and the receiver the corresponding inputs, then HDMI to TV and optical to AVR would give you a 3D picture, and standard (non-lossless) 5.1 surround sound.

The other option would be something like to 310, which is a excellent piece of kit for the money, which will give you 3D direct to the TV and HD audio to the AVR.
 

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markjaspi said:
Your bang on oldboy, if the player you have got free, does not have 5.1 ch analogue outputs and the receiver the corresponding inputs, then HDMI to TV and optical to AVR would give you a 3D picture, and standard (non-lossless) 5.1 surround sound.

The other option would be something like to 310, which is a excellent piece of kit for the money, which will give you 3D direct to the TV and HD audio to the AVR.

Thank you very much for the confirmation, nice to know i gave good advice.

I did suggest the 310 as i have been really impressed with mine since i bought it, infact i did suggest that she could buy mine and then i could get a cheap upgrade to a 320 just for the hell of it or maybe go for something else and i think i have a buyer there should i decide to sell as it's only 6 months old.

Just out of interest does anyone know of any other twin hdmi out alternatives out there that i could suggest?
 
Oldboy said:
Just out of interest does anyone know of any other twin hdmi out alternatives out there that i could suggest?

Panasonic DMP-BDT500:

https://www.forumhifivisual.co.uk/prod.asp?product_idx=3725

Or if they want it cheap & live close to Unilet, the Panasonic DMP-BDT300 for £149 tomorrow:

http://www.unilet.net/web/BlueMurderList2012.pdf?utm_source=Unilet+Blue+Murder+Sale+2012&utm_campaign=e260bf484e-Unilet_Sound_and_Vision_Blue_Murder_20124_19_2012&utm_medium=email
 

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