HDMI cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by higenbs1, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. higenbs1

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    I heard a lot of talk recently about HMDI incorporating DD/DTS/DVD-A/SACD encrypted sound at some point in the future. What's the point? Who wants digital sound routed to their plasma/projector?
    Is there any benefit in waiting that I've missed?
     
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    No one .. but routing an HDMI output from a DVD player to an amp means delivering digital multi-channel audio and not needing expensive DACs in the DVD player as well as the amp .. from the amp one would then of course need at least a DVI output to connect to the display but in reality it'll be HDMI too.
     
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    and with digital amplification etc you can get an all digital signal path from media to your speakers. reducing noise etc whether it is a good thing is a different matter HDMI is sort of Digital Scart cable.
     
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    But aren't Firewire and Denon Link the same thing, only seperate to the picture element. I always thought that picture information was best sent direct to display, rather than through amps.
     
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    I guess in theory you're right, the fewer stages involved in signal transmission the better, OTOH the sheer convenience of having the amp/receiver act as a signal switcher between many sources and a single display means that many owners will like to have HDMI on the amp.

    Also of course HDMI is in theory vendor-neutral, unlike proprietary schemes like Denon's .. Firewire is also bogged down in the politics of the PC world which in turn is hinfering its' use outside of PCs/Macs etc.
     
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    I guess in theory you're right, the fewer stages involved in signal transmission the better, OTOH the sheer convenience of having the amp/receiver act as a signal switcher between many sources and a single display means that many owners will like to have HDMI on the amp.

    Also of course HDMI is in theory vendor-neutral, unlike proprietary schemes like Denon's .. Firewire is also bogged down in the politics of the PC world which in turn is hinfering its' use outside of PCs/Macs etc.

    And of course that's the RIAA's wet dream .. end of the 'anolog hole' ... the oft-mooted Secure Audio Path in action. :D
     

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