HDMI audio 'jitter' anyone?

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  1. Batdog

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    Hi there

    I've been enjoying lossless audio from HD DVD & Blu-Ray for a year or so now, with my EP30 & PS3 converting to LPCM and sending it to my Denon 2307 via HDMI.

    I find myself quite interested in the different options for enjoying lossless, and wondering whether in the next year or two I may purchase new equipment that would allow me to bitstream the raw data to a compatible amp to enjoy decoding performed by the receiver rather than the player.

    On of the things that has always puzzled me a little is the issue of 'jitter' that supposedly affacts audio output over HDMI. If anybody with a little more knowledge wishes to tidy up my rather limited understanding then please do so, but as I understand it HDMI does not allow for separate timing for audio which leads to this 'jitter'.

    The thing that puzzles me is that I have never pinpointed anything when watching movies that made me think i was hearing 'jitter'? To my ears it sounds exactly as I think it should. It's not like 3:2 pulldown judder on the video side of things that I can spot a mile off.

    Just wondering whether anybody else ever notices audio 'jitter' over HDMI?

    Also, would it affect bitstream output over HDMI for receiver decoding?

    Cheers
     
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    I always thought jitter and snake oil were closely connected.

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    Moved to General Home Cinema Chat. :)
     

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