Optimum sound settings for HD-E1

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  1. gebbel

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    Currently I have my HD-E1 connected to the receiver of my Sony HT-SF1100 system via Optical, and the HD-E1 is directly connected to the Toshiba 32C3030 LCD via HDMI. Would there be any advantages in connecting the HD-E1 to the receiver via HDMI, and then use the HDMI out connection on the receiver to link to the TV? Or would that only contribute to signal degradation of the picture?

    Many thanks for any advice
     
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    Hi mate :)
    There will be no signal degradation of the picture using your described connection. :smashin:
    The other advantage of using HDMI with the E1 is your get HD audio if your amp is up to the job.............HDMI I.I and over. :smashin:
    E1 settings.
    Digital Out SPDIF---> Bitstream
    Digital out HDMA---->Auto

    Dynamic Range Control------>Off
    Dialog Enhancement------>Off
    Speaker Setting------>5.1ch
     
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    Hi again Kingfats,:)

    Just 1 more question if I may: I went out today and purchased a HDMI cable. Is the Optical cable I had been using now redundant? I thought HDMI carried only picture but not sound?
     
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    HDMI carries sound too. Some AV receivers with HDMI inputs only pass through the picture though and can't be used to output the HD sound formats.

    Scott
     
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    Hi mate :)
    As google said HDMI can carry audio and video :smashin: no need for your optical. :)
    Just leave HDMI set to AUTO and then you covered. :cool:
     
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    you need to check your sony, some sonys dont take audio over hdmi so you will need the optical, your sony wont do hd audio over hdmi so the best you will get is the hd audio decoded to 1.5mbs dts.

    So if it does accept standard 5.1 over hdmi set the e-1 to auto.

    If it doesnt set the spidif to bitstream and use optical and you should get 5.1 dts at 15.mb which sounds very good.
     
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    Hi mate :)
    It seems it does. :smashin:
    clarification, the HT SS1100/HT SF1100 does carry sound over HDMI, contrary to previous reviews. ...
    Ah,but on the specs though it says...............no LPCM over HDMI so you would not be able to use this unit to receive HD audio.
     
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    OK, so just leave the Optical input to process audio? No point connecting HDMI as per my first post below?
     
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    Seems the best way,mate. :)
     
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    If you've not already done so why don't you check both connections out (HDMI and Optical) to see if one sounds better than the other?

    The spec list states "HDMI for high quality digital sound and picture" so might be worth a try? Even though you can't get HD sound through HDMI there may be a benefit.

    Scott
     

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