Yes, if the co-ax out you refer to is a digital out. the player needs a digital output. Then you need a properly terminated digital cable and analog outputs from the DAc to a pre, rcvr, or integrated, and you are good to go.
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You can get a perfectly good coax digital cable right here:
Run this from the DVD player to the DAC. Then run some RCAs from the DAC to your receiver or preamp. You're done.
The posters above are correct, but you're not quite done yet. You also need to go into the setup menu of the DVD player and set the digital output to be stereo. You'll see that option as PCM, LPCM or something of that nature. It can't be bitstream. That way, a movie or concert DVD in surround will output a stereo digital signal that the DAC3 can process. If the DAC3 receives a bitstream surround digital signal it will mute the output since it cannot handle these types of formats.