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 Post subject: What is Zero Signal?
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2018, 02:06 
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I'm looking at a Pioneer BDP-LX88 to replace about 8 boxes on my floor and was wondering what the Zero signal connection is/does?

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 Post subject: Re: What is Zero Signal?
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2018, 17:30 
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according to this article its ground
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ne connection I’ve not encountered on a Blu-ray player before is a Zero Signal terminal. This phono doesn’t deliver any sound or vision, but connects to the Blu-ray player’s ground, or earth. The idea is to tether it to an unused phono input on your AV receiver (at last, something to do with those composite legacy inputs!) and thereby harmonise the GND reference level between the two devices. Apparently this is beneficial; while I couldn’t actually hear any difference, I took panacean pleasure from the process.

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/pioneer-bdp-lx88-review/22063
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 Post subject: Re: What is Zero Signal?
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2018, 10:02 
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Okay nice. Bring on the placebos!
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 Post subject: Re: What is Zero Signal?
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2018, 23:35 
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That’s nice. It helps you elimate ground loops. It’s weird that’s now a thing in Home Theater that needs its own (for some reason) RCA jack. For the previous century or so they just used a screw. I can’t imagine it doing anything unless you’re using the XLRs though. You don’t get ground loops from HDMI. :)
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