HDMI is being pushed as the digital connector of the future for AV applications. Indeed as such it is an improvment over previous connections particularly in terms of ease of use (e.g. size of connector, combined audio and video in one plug). The designers have wisely made it backwards compatibile with DVI. However they do seem to have missed the boat in one area. That is backwards compatibility with a digital audio connection. Logically the ideal situation would be to achieve backwards compatibility with a Y adaptor cable going from both digital coax (using e.g. SPDIF) and DVI to HDMI. As far as I can see no such solution exists. The only solutions I have seen are video only DVI to HDMI. As no-one wants video with no sound this means you have to either run the audio seperately to a surround sound system (which often introduces lip-sync problems) or downgrade to analogue and run that to your display. Is anyone aware of a solution that will convert audio+DVI to HDMI? Maybe not via a simple cable adaptor but via an active convertor?