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In this paper we derive an expression for the minimum-mean-square error achievable in encoding samples of a stationary correlated Gaussian source. It is assumed that the source output is not known exactly but is corrupted by correlated Gaussian noise. The expression is obtained in terms of the covariance matrices of the source and noise sequences. It is shown that as , the result agrees with a known asymptotic result, which is expressed in terms of the power spectra of the source and noise. The rate of convergence to the asymptotic results as a function of coding delay is investigated for the case where the source is first-order Markov and the noise is uncorrelated. With the asymptotic minimum-mean-square error and the minimum-mean-square error achievable in transmitting samples, we find when we transmit the noisy source vectors over a noiseless channel and when the channel is noisy.