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    Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    I don't have a HT, or plan to get one just yet. But, I was just reading about HDMI carrying audio & video signal and wondered if people used both optical & HDMI connection, or just HDMI?



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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    hell no

    hdmi>all




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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    ah, what would the optical cable carry then? :p lol



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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    The Xbox 360 doesnt have HDMI. I have seen component cables do a good enough job carrying the video signal. I have an optical connection taking care of the audio when I play the 360. It is a must to enjoy true Digital Surround Sound.




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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    well if you want to enjoy dolby digital plus and truhd you need either analog in or hdmi, optical wont do it...

    im hdmi as i said above and it sounds better then when i had it through analog

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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    I'm with Jmac on that...

    Higher end audio world is always slow to pick up new technologies... Seems like Rotel is taking their sweet *** time about it too....

    But I don't use Optical .....







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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1loudsuv View Post
    well if you want to enjoy dolby digital plus and truhd you need either analog in or hdmi, optical wont do it...

    What about in the case of the Xbox 360? It has component and optical outs. I set up my receiver tonight and was playing Burnout Revenge and let me tell ya... THe receiver was set for AUX video and Dolby Digital.

    So you are saying that the 2807 upsamples the audio from analog to digital?




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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    I have an hdmi to my ps3 to receiver input...hdmi to my receiever ouput to my tv...and optical from my cable box to receiver.. I had to get an optical for my tv..



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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    Quote Originally Posted by docutech View Post
    What about in the case of the Xbox 360? It has component and optical outs. I set up my receiver tonight and was playing Burnout Revenge and let me tell ya... THe receiver was set for AUX video and Dolby Digital.

    So you are saying that the 2807 upsamples the audio from analog to digital?
    when i said analog i meant the 5 or 7 inputs say for center surround L-r and sw

    it doesnt upsample

    i told you behind to get either blu ray or hd-dvd cause without those you wont be able to enjoy how good your system can sound

    i dunno much about dvd audio or sacd but i would think those are almost as good as blu ray or hd-dvd in sq?




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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    If you want the best possible quality, you'd want a source with 5.1 analog outputs..... and a reciever that accepts 5.1 analog in.

    HDMI is currently a jitter-inducing monster according to tests I've seen.



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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1loudsuv View Post
    when i said analog i meant the 5 or 7 inputs say for center surround L-r and sw

    it doesnt upsample

    i told you behind to get either blu ray or hd-dvd cause without those you wont be able to enjoy how good your system can sound

    i dunno much about dvd audio or sacd but i would think those are almost as good as blu ray or hd-dvd in sq?
    SACD/DVD-A is pretty hard to beat an I really doubt that BR or HDDVD will sound much better....

    You can only uncompress the digital audio so much...

    Quote Originally Posted by Beat_Dominator View Post
    If you want the best possible quality, you'd want a source with 5.1 analog outputs..... and a reciever that accepts 5.1 analog in.

    HDMI is currently a jitter-inducing monster according to tests I've seen.

    Jitters ****.....







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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beat_Dominator View Post
    If you want the best possible quality, you'd want a source with 5.1 analog outputs..... and a reciever that accepts 5.1 analog in.

    HDMI is currently a jitter-inducing monster according to tests I've seen.
    what do you mean by jitters?

    i get them on my hd-dvd player but i can be connected through analog component anything and i still get them lol but most of the time its jitter free and it never jitters while playing cd through hdmi




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    Re: Curious...do you run optical even though you have HDMI?

    i was wrong its not 6 MB for truehd its 18!

    http://www.dolby.com/promo/HD/trueHD.html




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