Does a HDMI replace the need for the optical lead?

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  1. Ash007

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    If I connect the Sky HD box to an amp with the HDMI lead, will this get the DD 5.1 audio to my amp (that presently comes down an optical lead)?
    If so, should the audio from the HDMI be of the same quality as through the digital optical lead (making the optical redundant) or would it be advised to still use the optical for audio?

    Cheers,

    I presently redecorating, so need to know which wires to channel in. Just HDMI or HDMI and optical.


    Chris
     

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