LCD HDMI 5.1 etc


Established Member
When I buy a LCD TV (soon) I intend to get a home cinima system may be one with wireless rear speakers, does the system need to have a HDMI connection? if it does not will it be rubbish?

David Mackenzie

Ex Member
Nope, you only need an HDMI system on a Surround Receiver to take full advantage of the High Definition audio formats (Dolby TruHD etc). And even then the HDMI version needs to be 1.3.

My current surround system doesn't have any HDMI inputs on it at all and I still get great surround sound from my DVDs, HD DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Xbox/360 games.

You'd be better asking this question in the Surround Sound forum though.

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