HDMI cables

higenbs1

Novice Member
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?
 

KraGorn

Novice Member
Originally posted by higenbs1
Who wants digital sound routed to their plasma/projector?
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.
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
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.
 

higenbs1

Novice Member
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.
 

KraGorn

Novice Member
Originally posted by higenbs1
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.
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.
 

KraGorn

Novice Member
Originally posted by higenbs1
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.
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.

Originally posted by hornydragon
and with digital amplification etc you can get an all digital signal path from media to your speakers.
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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